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Movement against CHOGM in Sri Lanka: Thiagu continues fast in hospital

Chennai,Oct 9 ():  Thiagu, general secretary of the Tamil National Liberation Movement, and founder of the Movement against CHOGM in Sri Lanka, who embarked on a fast unto death strike since October 1, 2013 at Valluvar Kottam in Chennai has been forcefully removed by Tamil Nadu Police and admitted in Royapettah Government Hospital in the city yesterday.

Refusing to take medicines, Thiagu is continuing his 8th day hunger strike from the hospital. Thiagu went on  a hunger strike putting forth a 9-points demand and urging Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to boycott CHOGM scheduled  this November in Sri Lanka.

‘Victory or Martyrdom’ is the slogan of Thiagu’s hunger strike that he started on October 1.

Many political parties including MDMK, Manitha Neya Makkal Katchi, Tamil Nadu Makkal Katchi, Tamil activists, pro-Tamil outfits and college students have expressed their solidarity for the cause.

Thiagu in an interview from the hospital has appealed to the public, political parties and students to take this protest to a larger society on a bigger scale, particularly stepping up the struggle to press New Delhi to boycott CHOGM in Sri Lanka.

Following the heat and wave of anti-CHOGM sentiments raised by Thiagu and other pro-Tamil support groups,Tamil Nadu is expected to witness a wave of protests from various quarters against India’s participation in Commonwealth meet at Sri Lanka.