Chennai: Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has expressed shock over a group of Sri Lankan nationals attempting to attack MDMK general secretary Vaiko after he spoke about the 'genocide' in the island nation at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). In a statement, he said that he was shocked and saddened about the incident. The CM has also urged the central government to take steps to prevent such unwanted incidents in future.
In the meantime, a video has been released from Geneva, in which Vaiko performs 'silambam', a traditional Tamil martial art, using of a pole which was used to erect a tent to display the 'atrocities on Tamils in Lanka' was organised.
According to Vaiko, "When I came out of the hall, a Sinhalese woman intercepted me and said what right do I have to talk about Sri Lanka as it is their internal issue. I said Lankan Tamils are our umbilical relatives and I can not remain silent when our brothers and sisters were brutally killed."
Soon, he said, he was surrounded by some commandos who were 'war criminals' and they threatened him. But UN guards intervened and 'safeguarded' the MDMK supremo.