An indefinite hunger strike by 10 Sri Lankan refugees at the Chengalpet special camp against their detention entered its 11th day yesterday.
The strike has brought the spotlight on a small group of protestors, including some LTTE sympathizers and others accused of human trafficking and smuggling.
Eight of the protesting Lankan Tamils, who were admitted in the Chengalpet government hospital by police a few days ago, are continuing their fast there.
The Lankan inmates blame their continued detention on procedural delay and allege harassment by the police.
They also threatened to write a letter to chief minister J Jayalalithaa, pleading their case.