Police booked a PMK man under IPC section 153 A(1) (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion or race) for putting up posters in Cuddalore on Wednesday.
The posters put up by SP Kathiravan, PMK’s Cuddalore union deputy secretary, irked the members of the VCK.
The posters put forth the demand to the state government to arrest VCK chief Thirumavalavan, general secretary Chinthanai Selvan, district secretary Thamarai Selvan and C K Tamizharasan MLA of the Republican Party of India, under Goondas Act. On Wednesday morning, VCK functionaries file da complaint with the Cuddalore DSP.
Thamaraiselvan said, “The contents of these posters instigate anti-caste feelings that may lead to clash between two communities again. Sentences in the posters insult the VCK leaders and are also threatening in nature. Hence we approached police.”
‘Amend Prevention of Atrocities Act’
PMK cadre held a demonstration at Cuddalore on Wednesday demanding amendment of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act.
Speaking at the demonstration, PMK leader and former MLA R Govindasamy said, “We ask not for removal of the Act, but amendments to prevent its misuse.”
All India National Forward Bloc founder-president B T Arasakumar extended his support to PMK.