Annai Poopathi death anniversary observed in NorthEast

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 19 April 2005, 14:20 GMT]
Seventeenth death anniversary of Annai Poopathi, who fasted unto death on 19 April 1988 after placing five demands to the Government of India, was observed in the NorthEast province Tuesday. Several hundreds of students, men and women participated in token fast held separately in the five divisions of the Jaffna district Tuesday, organizers said.

Large number of civilians attended the fasting held at Kittu park in Nallur Muththirasanthi, Jaffna town, Alvai Muttumari Amman Kovil premises for Vadamaradchchi division, and Sangaththanai Murugamoorthy Kovil premises for Thenmaradchchi division.

Fasting was held also in Kayts and Valigamam divisions too, sources said.

Ms Sasirekha, President of Nallur division women consortium presided over the Jaffna event.

Poopathi death anniversary
Jaffna district Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian Mr.S.Gajendran speaking at the event held in Jaffna.
Mr.C.Ilamparithi, Jaffna district LTTE political head made the keynote address. Ms Poomagal, LTTE Nallur division women wing head hoisted the Thamileelam national flag, sources attending the event said.

Several others including Jaffna district Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian Mr.S.Gajendran also spoke.

Token fast was held Tuesday from morning till afternoon in remembrance of Annai Poopathi at Children's park in Mannar town. Mr.Mudiarasan, Mannar town political head hoisted the Thamileelam national flag. Mannar Tamil Reawakening Forum organized this event. Fasting was held in Murunkan, Pesalai, Uyilankulam and Talaimannar, sources said.

In the Trincomalee district Annai Poopathi death anniversary day was observed at Vakarai division Tuesday, sources said.

Annai Poopathi demanded the Indian government to stop the war with the LTTE and to initiate talks with the LTTE, during her fast unto death campaign.

 

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