THANJAVUR: Depicting Tamil Nadu as ‘chained’ to India has landed the head of a Tamil nationalist outfit in a soup. D Silambarasan (37), a native of Maruthuvakudi near Kabisthalam, is an electro homoeopathy practitioner and resides in Chennai. He also leads an outfit called Tamil Desa Kudiyarasu Katchi.
His outfit has planned a conference Tamilar Padukappu, Tamilar Thayaga Meetpu (Protection of Tamil, Retrieval of Tamils’ Motherland) at Kumbakonam on July 15. The invitation for the conference, which Silambarasan uploaded on his Facebook page, carried an illustration of a hand protruding out of a clearly demarcated Tamil Nadu chained to the Indian Union and the other holding an arm from areas in Sri Lanka that are considered to be Tamil Eelam.
Further, the invitation listed a host of speakers that included Thyagu of Tamil Desiya Viduthalai Iyakkam, Kovai Ku Ramakrishnan of Thanthai Periyar Dravida Kazhagam, farmer leader Ayyakannu and S P Udhyakumar of the People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE).
After noticing the Facebook page, Surendrakumar, the Kumbakonam village administrative officer lodged a complaint with Kumbakonam West police station. Based on the complaint, police registered a case under Section 153 (B) (1) (c) (Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration) of the IPC and are investigating the matter.
When contacted over the phone. Silambarasan told Express he was not aware of the developments.