Monday, October 13, 2008

Sections of celluloid "Heroes" of Chennai to save war criminal

controversial Director Bharathiraja
Various "patriotic" sections of the South Indian movie manufacturing have questioned the wisdom of the controversial Director Bharathiraja and other activists who are planning to launch a desperate attempt of community agitation to save Velupillai Prabhakaran, a wanted man for the murder of Rajiv Gandhi and a man working with other extremist organization for the division of India, knowledgeable sources said.
Some have accused that he had not even elected correctly as the Directors Council President.
Prabhakaran, a terrorist leader wanted by the Interpol for a variety of crimes including that of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination which was done by an supposed suicide bomber at Siriperumbudur near Chennai is currently surrounded by the Sri Lanka security forces. He has appealed to Bharathiraja and other associates in the Chennai's powerful film industry to put aside him from falling into the hands of the Indian law authorities after being captured by the Sri Lankan security forces.
Prabhakaran's and his intelligence Chief Pottuamman's appeal to save them reached the film industry personnel after the attempts of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam (MDMK) leader Vaiko's attempts failed to stop the Sri Lankan government security forces from marching towards Prabhakaran's stronghold of Kilinochchi in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has promised to hand him over to India to try for the Rajiv Gandhi murder if they are able to imprison him alive.
Some sections of the Chennai film industry, who are in hold up of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) policy of dividing India on ethnic lines have responded by organizing to hold a public meeting of film industry workers together with members of the organizations like that of MDMK to agitate against Sri Lanka's anti-LTTE offensive at Rameshwaram, in the state of Tamil Nadu on October 19.
Using the same trade union sources which illegally held the copies of the film "Prabhakaran" some months ago the pro-LTTE elements are attempting to hold up this movement of saving the LTTE, which is a banned organization in India. Those elements illegally detained the film entitled Prabhakaran, since they did not want the Tamils to see the illegal kidnappings of the deprived children in
Sri Lanka's North to make them into youngster soldiers, the subject depicted in the film. Critics have supposed that if the concerned film industry personnel were factual Tamil patriots how come they did not want the Tamil people to see how small Tamil children were cruelly being destroyed by Prabhakaran and his LTTE, as cannon fodder of his war. Attempts by the United Nations and other caring organizations to discontinue the Tamil children's sorry plight have so far failed.
Tamil people in the Kilinochchi and Mullaittivu areas have been disfranchised by Prabhakaran for more than two decades and the South Indian Film industry friends of the LTTE have shown no anxiety of it.
Director Bharathiraja has said his celluloid heroes and heroines will wear black bands in hold up of Prabhakaran, the terrorist leader during these October 19 agitations. He has also said he would organize a film industry hit between October 18 and 20 to bring force on the Indian government to stop the anti-LTTE drive of the Sri Lanka government.

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