Vadamaradchy observes hartal

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 11 December 2002, 13:18 GMT]
All business activities in Nelliady, Puloly, Udupiddy, Valvettiturai and Manthikai areas in Vadamarachchi division in Jaffna district Wednesday came to a standstill as hartal (general shut down) was observed in protest against the Police attack on civilians who picketed the office of the para military Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP) Tuesday afternoon, sources said. Picketing was held against the presence of EPDP cadres in Nedunthivu island others areas in the peninsula.

In the police attack it is now learnt that more than thirty persons were injured.

Traders Associations in these areas called for a general shut down condemning the Police brutality against unarmed civilians and traders, sources said. Nelliady and Puloly bazaar areas were found deserted Wednesday as shops were closed down, residents said.

Government offices continued to function with the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level examinations which were in progress continued without disruption.

The Traders Association spokesperson said that until safety of traders and civilians are assured the protests will continue.

Eight civilians including a Tamil journalist Mr.V.Thavachelvan were admitted to government hospitals at Manthikai and Jaffna with gunshot and grenade attack wounds, medical sources said. Medical sources claimed some wounds found on the bodies of persons admitted for treatment were caused by live bullets.

Meanwhile the Police said that have arrested fouteen persons for violent behaviour on Tuesday and produced them before Point Pedro magistrate M. Thirunavukarasu. The magistrate ordered them to be kept in remand till 24 December.

In the meantime, several welfare and social organizations have made arrangements to hold a mass hartal (general shut down) covering the entire Jaffna district Thursday December 12 condemning the police attack on unarmed civilians on Tuesday at Nelliady, sources said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
17.10.19 19:14   Photo
SL Police resorts to violence in grabbing lands of Tamil fishers in Batticaloa North
16.10.19 23:19   Photo
Chennai Connect and Eezham Tamils reminding Tamil Nadu to assert Tamil geopolitics
15.10.19 23:50  
Colombo destroys dairy-farming economy of Eezham Tamils in Batticaloa
14.10.19 23:48   Photo
Tamil parties in North-East stipulate ‘acid test’ terms to SL presidential candidates
13.10.19 22:15   Photo
SL Governor's latest land grab poses danger to archaeological traces of Eezham Tamils
12.10.19 22:23   Photo
Monks step up campaign against Muslims, want to carve out Sinhala colony in Ampaa'rai
11.10.19 22:07   Photo
Vote for Self-Determination, reject major candidates for more effective boycott
10.10.19 23:31   Photo
SL Police intensifies restrictions on Saiva devotees at disputed ‘chaitya’ hilltop in East
09.10.19 20:17  
Indian Coast Guard trespassed into waters off Jaffna, 18 fishers detained since 03 October
08.10.19 18:43  
Divisional Secretary, TNA MPs must act to release Chegnchoalai lands: civil activist
07.10.19 23:12   Photo
Heinous act by HRCSL: former orphans of Chegnchoalai on the brink of losing lands
06.10.19 12:21  
EPDP joins Jaffna protest against desecration of Neeraaviyadi temple
05.10.19 22:06  
Families inheriting lands from parents refused of land registration in Moothoor East
04.10.19 21:50  
SL Archaeology, Police continue to disturb Tamils’ right to worship at Vedukku-naa'ri hilltop
03.10.19 19:16  
Raghavan plans to distribute uncultivatable lands to Tamils to compensate for loss of fertile lands
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=7965