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Parliament disrupted over Sri Lanka issue

Parliament disrupted over Sri Lanka issue

New Delhi: Both houses of parliament were adjourned till 12 noon Thursday as the DMK and the AIADMK noisily took up the issue of the killing of Tamil civilians by the Sri Lankan government during the war against the LTTE.

As soon as the Lok Sabha assembled for the day, DMK members gathered near the speaker's podium to protest the issue and also raise the CBI raids at DMK chief M Karunanidhi's son M.K. Stalin's residence in Chennai.

Trinamool Congress members were also seen demanding a special package for West Bengal.

Some Congress MPs from Telangana were protesting from their seats. Finally, the house was adjourned.

Similar scenes were witnessed in the Rajya Sabha, where Chairman Hamid Ansari was forced to adjourn the house till 12 noon after DMK and AIADMK members took up the Sri Lanka issue.

The DMK Tuesday quit the UPA government after accusing it of going soft on Colombo over the killing of Tamil civilians by the Sri Lankan military during the closing stages of the war against the Tamil Tigers.


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