Vaiko wants children named Prabhakaran
Seeking to virtually challenge the State government on its ‘no support to banned outfits’ notification, MDMK supremo Vaiko on Tuesday appealed the people of Tamil Nadu to name the newborn babies as Prabhakaran.
Addressing a function organised by the Periyar Dravida Kazhagam (PDK) to honour its cadre who had been imprisoned under the National Security Act here, Vaiko attacked the Tamil Nadu Government’s announcement that Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 would be invoked against those speaking in support of banned organisations (read LTTE).
“Will the State Government invoke the act and arrest all the parents if they prefer naming their children as Prabhakaran,’’ asked Vaiko.
Referring to a Supreme Court judgment, Vaiko said expression of opinion in support of banned organisations was not illegal.
“Action can be taken only against those who resort to violence or indulge in the activities of the banned organisations,” he said.
Vaiko, a pro LTTE Tamil Nadu politician lost the Tamil Nadu elections mainly because he was backing the LTTE terrorists. He did talk about Tamil Nadu having a blood bath if anything happened to Velupillai Prabhakaran.
CHENNAI: Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary Vaiko on Wednesday warned that Tamil Nadu would witness a bloodbath even if the slightest harm befell Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam leader V. Prabakaran.
Addressing a meeting here to condemn the killing of Sri Lankan Tamils, the MDMK leader said the mind of the people in Tamil Nadu had become a “volcano.” It was now a long time since they had forgotten the Sriperumpudur incident (assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi), he said.
Prabakaran had a place in the hearts of Tamils the world over and they would not tolerate the slightest harm to him, Mr Vaiko said, adding people in Tamil Nadu also would not have a different attitude.
Later it was found out that Vaiko and Prabhakaran enjoyed a cordial relationship and also the Vaiko shared the same terrorist ideas which Prabhakaran had. The Sri Lanka Army also had recovered photographs of meetings between the two of them. A Compact Disk was also found which contained a lecture from Vaiko to the LTTE cadres.
The opinion in Sri Lanka is that parents have the right to name their child anyway they want. The name Prabhakaran (Pirahakaran), unlike Vaiko has a good meaning. Whether parents would like to give thier boys the name of the most ruthless terrorist in the world is left to be seen.
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