Seeman denied entry into US over LTTE ties

Seeman denied entry into US over LTTE ties

November 5, 2011   04:14 pm

Authorities in the US today denied permission to Indian director and Naam Thamizhar Iyakkam chief Seeman to enter the country when he landed at New York airport to attend a conclave organised by the World Tamil Forum.

A press release from Naam Thamizhar Iyakkam condemned the act of US authorities stating ‘this is a blow to individual freedom and freedom of thought’.

The release added that Seeman was invited to attend the Tamil conference and that he obtained prior permission from the US government for his travel. However when he landed at the airport in the wee hours of today (Nov. 5), the authorities at the airport denied him permission to enter the country, Indian media reported.

They informed that he is known for his proximity to the banned LTTE terrorist organisation and allowing him inside the country would be detrimental to the peace of the land, the release said.

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