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MP Police stops Vaiko from proceeding to Sanchi

Bhopal, Sep 20 (): Protesting the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Sanchi, MDMK chief Vaiko along with his supporters was stopped by the police on the border of Madhya Pradesh at Pandhurna in Chhindwara district on Wednesday.

The MP police stopped the group from proceeding further the moment they reached the state border near Pandhurna . “The MDMK party cadres from Tamil Nadu were stopped by the cops on their way to Madhya Pradesh by the state police,” said V Madhu Kumar, Inspector General (IG) Jabalpur Range to reporters.

Vaiko and his supporters were protesting against the visit of the Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa to Sanchi who was invited by the MP government to lay the foundation stone of the International Buddhist University on Sep 21.

Vaiko was moving towards Sanchi to stage a black flag demonstration against the Sri Lankan President for the discrimination caused to the Tamilians and breach on their civil liberties in the island nation.

The Jabalpur police after preventing Vaiko and his followers to enter the State requested them to offer support in maintaining law and order in the state. They also warned Vaiko if he crosses the limits, then the police will be forced to arrest him.

“Madhya Pradesh chief minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan was earlier informed about the distress caused to the Tamilians by the visiting President. We even assured to take a procession against the President of the neighbouring country in a peaceful manner,” said Vaiko to media.

Vaiko who left his home ground couple of days back reached Nagpur in Maharashtra on Wednesday morning from where he continued his journey along with his supporters taking a total of twenty-seven cars in addition to few buses.

Vaiko has not yet been arrested by the police but he might be taken into custody, said a senior police officer.