MP Selvarajah Kajendran arrested by police (Video)

Thursday, 23 September 2021 - 16:11

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Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) MP Selvarajah Kajendran has been arrested by the police.

MP Kajendran has been accused of violating court orders and participating in a 'Thileepan' celebration in Jaffna.

Rasaiya Parthipan alias Thileepan was the political leader of the LTTE in the Jaffna Peninsula.

He went on a hunger strike in front of the Nallur Kovil in Jaffna on 15 September 1987 due to a lack of response to a request made by the LTTE to the Indian High Commissioner in 1987.

He died on 26 September due to severe dehydration after fasting continuously for 12 days, refusing water and food.

Jaffna court had issued an order against the commemoration of Thileepan on several occasions even after the end of the war.

The MP joined in the celebration of Thileepan in violation of the court order and the existing quarantine rules.