JU students boycott lectures following death threat to fellow students by SLA

[TamilNet, Monday, 09 November 2009, 08:59 GMT]
The students of the Art Faculty of Jaffna University abstained from attending lectures Monday morning following death threats to four of their fellow students from Vadamaraadchi by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Intelligence Unit officers who had taken them away from their houses for interrogation to an SLA camp and assaulted them besides issuing death threats, Jaffna University Student Union (JUSU) representatives said. The students have informed the Vice-chancellor that the entire student community of Jaffna University will boycott lectures from Tuesday if immediate action is not taken to ensure the safety of the four students threatened to death by the SLA, they further said.

The SLA officers had gone to the houses of the four students in Vadamaraadchi and taken them to their camps where they were assaulted and threatened to death, the sources further said.

The art faculty students stood in front of the administration block and chanted slogans urging the administration to take action to stop the interference of the SLA in the lives of Jaffna University students. Students from other faculties too joined the demonstrating students.

JUSU has written to the VC of Jaffna University requesting immediate action on the incident which threatens the lives of the University students.

 

Latest 15 Reports
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
18.01.21 23:44   Photo
Tamil activists resisted three sources of outside influence while drafting demands to UNHRC
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
06.01.21 14:26  
Indian Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar trades off Tamils’ sovereign rights
05.01.21 07:08  
TNPF's reluctance, NGO-meddling pose challenges to formulating joint Tamil demands to UN: Shivaji
06.12.20 15:44   Photo
Colombo’s brutal suppression of Tamil Heroes’ Day counter-productive to stated objectives: Tamil MP
27.11.20 16:44   Photo
Occupied Tamil Eelam marks Heroes' Day indoors, SL military detains seminary principal
16.11.20 18:45  
China launches world’s biggest regional trade agreement without Indian participation
31.10.20 10:58  
Tamils risk Kashmir-like status revocation if Gota continues Trinco military cooperation with US
06.10.20 11:40  
Poet Pulamaipithan who championed Tamil Eelam solidarity in Tamil Nadu turns 85
28.09.20 23:19   Photo
Muslims join Tamils opposing Colombo's suppression of Thileepan Remembrance in North
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=30579