CHENNAI: The Sri Lankan Higher Education minister and Sri Lankan Muslim Congress president Rauff Hakeem on Saturday called on the DMK leader M.K. Stalin at the party headquarters in the city.
Mr. Hakeem later told reporters that it was a courtesy call.
On the developments in Jammu and Kashmir, Mr. Hakeem said India being the biggest democracy in the world with different kinds of people, should ensure the interests of all sections of people. In particular, in J and K, he said, “Government of India should protect the rights of the Kashmiri people and do things there without affecting the rights of the people.”
In Sri Lanka, he said, “Our government is doing lot of things for the improvement of Sri Lankan Tamils, particularly in education and basic needs. In Sri Lanka, after the Presidential elections later this year, a great political change will happen, he added.
Later, the IJK leader and SRM university chancellor Pachamathu, MP, also called on Mr. Stalin and sought his good wishes on his (Pachamathu’s) birthday.
The DMK on Saturday also announced the annual ‘Muperum Vizha’ awards, organised from September 15-17, to mark the birth anniversary of its founder leader C N Annadurai, Periyar’s birth anniversary and DMK’s founding day. The ‘Periyar Award’ this year will go to D. Venugopal, ‘Anna Award’ to C Nandagopal and ‘Kalaignar Award’ to A K Jegadeesan.
The ‘Pavendar Award’ will be given to Chitramukhi Satyavanimuthu, and ‘Perasiriyar Award’ to Thanjai Iraivan....