Protesters in Chennai demand release of Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts

| Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 18:49
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Chennai: The political parties and the activists in Chennai protested on Saturday demanding the immediate release of all seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. 
The protesters said that Chief Minister Jayalalithaa should take effective steps for the release of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan, who had already served imprisonment for about 25 years.
A massive rally was held at around 1 pm. The protesters marched from Egmore to the secretariat raising slogans against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.
The activists are demanding the release of the convicts for a long time but the Centre and the Supreme Court have rejected their plea.
"The seven convicted Tamil prisoners in the Rajiv case need to be released immediately as the allegations are baseless. The Tamil Nadu is protesting against the inhumane behaviour against the Tamil people. We oppose the Central govt's stand on the release of the convicts," an activist said.
India is becoming an uncivilised state. The Indian govt should not interfere in the federal rights of the people of Tamil Nadu. All the democratic forces should unite to fight against the injustice that is being done in the name of law and order, he further added.

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