Lawyers, media persons attacked in Chennai High Court premises

[TamilNet, Sunday, 25 April 2010, 07:07 GMT]
Condemning the inaction by Tamil Nadu government for not executing Chennai High Court orders to dismiss Tamil Nadu police officers who had attacked lawyers in the high court in an earlier instance, Tamil Nadu lawyers launched a black flag protest when Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi arrived in Chennai High Court Sunday to unveil the statue of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, sources in Chennai said. Chief Minister’s Dravida Munetra Kazhakam (DMK) men who arrived at the scene brutally attacked the protesting lawyers and media persons besides smashing their video cameras and equipments, the protesting lawyers alleged.

The police officers had assaulted the lawyers in Chennai High Court lawyers in the earlier instance when they had thrown eggs on Subramaniya Suwami, a person known for his stand against Eezham Tamils, who had appeared at the High Court for a case.

The Sunday attack on lawyers, journalists and local television men took place in the presence of the CM and the high court judges, the sources in Chennai said.

The black flag protest against the Chief Minister was been organized by an organization of lawyers called ‘Makkal Kalai Ilakkiyam’.

 

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