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Aug 12, 2012 at 01:56pm IST

TN: Madras HC stays police order, DMK's Tamil Eelam meet can go ahead

New Delhi: In a welcome breather for the DMK, the Madras High Court on Sunday stayed the police order refusing permission to it to hold a pro-Eelam conference. The Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO) meeting at the YMCA will now go ahead, albeit subject to conditions.

The entire meet is being seen as a desperate attempt by the DMK to assert itself as a champion of the Tamil cause in the hope of regaining its lost ground in Tamil Nadu.

Ahead of the HC hearing, Karunanidhi spoke to mediapersons but refrained from speaking about the issue of separate homeland for Lankan Tamils.

"Excessive delay in solving the issue will amount to pulling civilizations centuries backwards," he said, adding, "Sri Lankan military runs a state of emergency in Tamil areas after the recent UN resolution. It was the DMK that sought UN intervention for the first time."

He said that a long term solution to the problem would be a political solution that had been discussed and debated for a very long time.