Jaffna Students In Boycott

[TamilNet, Friday, 07 April 2000, 08:51 GMT]
Jaffna University Students are boycotting lectures from today demanding army authorities to permit civilians held up in the war zone to leave the area.

The Students Union said about 3,500 civilians are being held by the government troops as human shields in the villages of Pallai, Pachchilaipalli, Maasar, Soranpattu and Sinnathalayadi area and are barred from communicating with relatives.

The students demand that immediate steps should be taken to allow these civilians to proceed to safer areas.

 

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