Strike over suspected police abduction

[TamilNet, Friday, 21 July 2000, 16:25 GMT]
More than sixty junior employees of the Vavuniya Town Council have began a strike Friday, protesting against the arrest of their college by unidentified men who had arrived in a three-wheeler. They said Shanmukam Krishnamoorthy,21, was abducted by officials of the Counter Subversive Unit (CSU) of the police at Vairavapuliyankulam, around 11.30 a.m. on 19 July.

Krishnamoorthy's relatives have lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Vavuniya.

A senior official at the Vavuniya Town Council said that the police have given permission for the family members to visit Krishnamoorthy, who is being questioned by the CSU.

In a separate incident unidentified armed men blasted a bus, at Ponavarasankulam, 6 km. west of Vavuniya around 9.45 a.m. this morning, after ordering passengers to get off the vehicle, police in the northern town said. This is the second bus, attached to Vavuniya Publized Transport Board to be blasted during the last two days.

Yesterday, unidentified armed men stopped a bus at Koomankulam, about 3 km. west of Vavuniya, around 7 a.m. and destroyed it by exploding a grenade, the police added. No one was injured in the incidents.

Following the incidents all the bus services in Vavuniya and its suburbs have been cancelled said sources. It is not known who was behind the attacks. The police are conducting investigations.

 

Latest 15 Reports
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
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
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=5220