The idea is to put pressure on the central government to support two important amendments to US- sponsored draft resolution against Sri Lanka in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
Pressing for a five-point demand, including reconsideration of bilateral ties with Sri Lanka in the light of the ethnic Tamils issue, Tamil Nadu Film Director’s Association (TANTIS) are on a token one-day fast. TANTIS chief director Ameer, is spearheading the strike at Valluvar Kottam .
The Nadigar Sangam has also joined the one day fast. In a statement signed by Nadigar Sangam chief Sarath Kumar: ''Central Government should pitch for some amendments in the resolution being brought by US government based on motion passed by state assembly on 8/6/2011 under the leadership of our Chief Minister J Jayalaithaa in this issue.''