Mar 03, Colombo: Pro-Eelam Tamil groups in Tamil Nadu state of India will stage protests to mark Monday, March 4 as the 'Solidarity Day for Eelam', Indian media reported.
The day is reportedly set to stage protests in support of a US-sponsored draft resolution against Sri Lanka that is set to be tabled in the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva later this month.
The pro-LTTE groups even have threatened to besiege the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission in Chennai on Monday, according to Indian media reports.
Gana Kurinji of Makkal Nalvazhvu Iyakkam at a press conference in Chennai on Saturday has explained that the Sri Lankan government has failed to do anything positive for the Tamils in Sri Lanka even after the UNHRC brought a resolution last year urging Sri Lanka to implement the LLRC (Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission) report.
"On the ground, nothing has been done positively and the suffering of Tamils still continues," he has said.
The activist has said that the movement will hold a black flag protest in all district headquarters condemning the Sri Lanka government for its anti-Tamil activities and demand the Indian government to support the resolution.
Pro-LTTE Tamil leaders Neduraman and Vaiko have said that the call for an independent international inquiry into the alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka has gained more support with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navinetham Pillay's call for an international probe into the allegations.