Director and Naam Thamizhar Iyakkam leader Seeman’s brother James Peter has approached the Madras High Court questioning the reasons behind the detention of Seeman under the National Security Act.
A Division Bench consisting of Justices C Nagappan and P R Shivakumar, before whom the petition came up, ordered notice to the police, State and Central authorities, returnable in six weeks.
In the petition, Seeman’s brother James Peter said that his brother was unfairly detained under the National Security Act and that the detention order against him should be quashed.The allegation against Seeman was that he delivered an inflammatory speech in Chennai on July 10, strongly criticising the state government’s role in the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.
while the police section claimed Seeman encouraged the public to indulge in violence against the government, adding that he had threatened to target and harm Sinhalese students studying in Tamil Nadu, if any Tamil fisherman was attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy.
While brothe James Peter says the Naam Thamizhar movement headed by Seeman was garnering big support all across the Tamil diaspora. With a view to suppressing its activities, the case was foisted on Seeman with malafide intention.