An attempt by the Deputy Minister of Media and Highways Segu Issadeen to form the South-East Muslim Nationalist Movement received a severe setback on Sunday.
The proposed Movement, aimed at looking after the interests of North-East Muslims, was to be formed at
a meeting Issadeen convened at the Town Hall, Samanthurai. The meeting could not be helad as the venue was stormed by a group said to be supporters of his rival politician here.
Issadeen`s supporters were ejected from the Town Hall and locked out. The police escorted them away safely. Issadeen had promised that he would inaugurate the South East Muslim Nationalist Movement as he believed it was the only option for the oppressed Muslims of North-East.
The Governor said the meeting was disturbed not because the people were not interested in the movement but a powerful politician of the area was against it.