DMK today condemned the hurling of a slipper at Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan and sought steps to prevent recurrence of such incidents.
Seeking action against the man who hurled the slipper, DMK working president M K Stalin said the incident was an attempt to lower the reputation of Tamil Nadu and unacceptable in a civilised society.
Stalin, who is also the Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, said the incident went against the culture of Tamils.
Citing the presence of a posse of police personnel, he wondered how the incident occurred and urged stern action against the man.
He said the DGP had the duty and responsibility to prevent recurrence of such incidents.
A man hurled a slipper at Radhakrishnan when he arrived at Salem yesterday to pay his last respects to dalit JNU scholar Muthukrishnan when the body was brought from Delhi.
However, the slipper missed the target.
The man was taken into custody.
(With inputs from PTI)