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Indian police have arrested over 300 citizens heading to Kachchatheevu island from Rameswaram to stage a protest against Sri Lanka government.
The ‘Dinamina’ newspaper reported onMonday that around 350 supporters of the Makkal Viduthalai Katchi, a Tamil outfit, were arrested when they were boarding boats to reach the island.
Former legislator and party founder Murugavel Rajan led the group and had staged a rally against Sri Lanka before preparing to head to Kachchatheevu.
An effigy of President Mahinda Rajapakse was burnt by party men in protest against Indian fishermen being allegedly attacked by the Sri Lanka Navy.
They claimed that over 550 Indian fishermen had been killed during the past and retrieving Kachchatheevu for India was the only solution to this problem.
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