Vaiko Seeks to Meet Jaya Over AP Encounter

Published: 16th July 2015 05:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th July 2015 05:02 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: MDMK leader Vaiko on Wednesday, sought an appointment with Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to insist on the State government to help the families of the victims of the 20 TN workers killed by Andhra Pradesh police in the Seshachalam forest.

Vaiko discussed the issue with Manithaneya Makkal Katchi leader  Jawahirullah, Thamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi leader, T Velmurugan, human rights activist Henry Tiphagne and director Gowthaman and told reporters that the State government should not be silent on the issue.

He said 20 workers were kidnapped by the Andhra Pradesh police who shot them dead in cold blood. The bodies of 16 workers were burnt and the bodies of the remaining four were subjected to re-postmortem. But its reports have not been released, Vaiko said and added that the State government has not come forward to fight for their justice. Vaiko  said he wanted to meet the Chief Minister along with Jawahirullah, Velmurugan and Henry Tiphagne to explain the demand for State intervention on the issue.

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