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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2962

Thuglak - a Tamil weekly burnt and banned in Europe by the LTTE

Paris, 23 November, ( Copies of Tamil weekly Thuglak was burnt in Paris, France for carrying editorial criticizing Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for his elegy on the death of S.P.Tamilselvan, a former head of the political division of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam. Burning of  copies of ThuglakBurning of copies of Thuglak

Tamil Tiger supporters alleged that the editorial criticizing Karunanidhi in its latest issue (21 November) of Thuglak amounts to an anti-LTTE campaign.

Tiger supporters proclaimed that Thuglak magazine is hereafter banned in Europe and in the future no one should import or sell Thuglak in their shops.

Reports revealed that Tiger supporters removed forcefully copies of Thuglak from the Tamil shops in La chapelle (Paris10) and set it on fire publicly at Road - Rue du faubourg, at St. Denis, Paris.

According to reports, burning of Thuglak in Paris was led by Sivaguru Balachandran, owner of ‘Thamilalayam,’ a Tamil bookshop, also a pro-LTTE weekly’s editor and since of late plays a leading role in promoting LTTE activities in Paris, after the arrest of leading LTTE members on the last April Fools Day.Burning of Thuglak led by Sivaguru Balachandran  (the bald headed)  Burning of Thuglak led by Sivaguru Balachandran (the bald headed)

Thuglak is a weekly magazine started by Cho Ramaswamy in 1967, which editorially opposed Dravidian way of politics right from its inception.

It carried lots of articles and editorials against the misdeeds of Indian parties in general and Dravidian parties in particular.

Thuglak was always highly critical of LTTE and Prabakaran and use to campaign strongly for the extradition of Parabakaran, a proclaimed assassin of late Rajiv Gandhi, to face trial in India.

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