Lawyers protest for withdrawal of death sentence to convicts

The advocates were supporters of a pro-Tamil Eeelam (separate Tamil nation in Sri Lanka) outfit.

Earlier, they held a demonstration in front of the district court, police said.

The protesters later dispersed.

With President Pratibha Patil rejecting their clemency petitions, September 9 has been fixed for hanging of the three death row convicts-- Murugan, Perarivalan and Santhan.

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