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TN: Strike called by DMK-backed TESO underway

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First published: March 12, 2013, 10:40 AM IST | Updated: March 12, 2013
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TN: Strike called by DMK-backed TESO underway
DMK-backed TESO had called for a general strike to press the government to vote in favour of a US-sponsored resolution against Lanka at the UNHRC.

Chennai: The dawn-to-dusk general strike called by DMK-backed pro-Sri Lankan Tamil outfit TESO began on Tuesday morning with no untoward incident reported so far.

Shops in some places were closed and a close watch was being maintained on the situation, police said. However, no untoward incident was reported, they said.

DMK-backed Tamil Ealam Supporters' Organisation had called for a general strike on Tuesday to press India to vote in favour of a US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meeting in Geneva. DMK chief M Karunanidhi, who had revived TESO in 2012 floated by him in the 1980s, had called for peaceful protests.

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