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Death threats posted in Jaffna university

Posters have appeared in Jaffna university threatening students and the leader of the Teachers' Union with death as Maaveerar Naal approaches, reports Uthayan.

Students from the media department and geography department were named in the posters, alongside the head of the Jaffna University Teachers' Union, warning them that they would be shot if they attempted to observe the upcoming remembrance day.


“They are creating tigers, we will shoot them,” said the posters written in improper Tamil.

“We will not allow to observe Maveerar Thinam [Heroes Day].” (sic)

Nam Thesam reported that the posters have spread fear at the university, which has seen an increased presence of Sri Lankan security forces in the last week.

See our earlier posts:

Posters commemorating Maaveerar Naal emerge at Jaffna university
(22 November 2014)

Teachers' union condemn military presence at Jaffna Uni
(14 November 2014)

Also see our earlier posts:
Tamils remember Maaveerar in North-East despite SL military violence and intimidation (27 November 2013)

Escalating repression of Maaveerar remembrance met with Tamil defiance (26 November 2013)

Eastern Uni students protest over student arrests in Jaffna (04 December 2012)
More arrests of students feared as military watches over uni (03 December 2012)
Army says it was deployed for 'security' (02 December 2012)
Jaffna University students arrested by Sri Lankan TID (01 December 2012)
Jaffna uni teachers protest in solidarity (30 November 2012)

Attacks have pushed reconciliation even further away - TNA MP (29 November 2012)

US embassy 'greatly concerned' about attacks on students (29 November 2012)
Security forces attack youth in Jaffna (28 November 2012)
Military storm Jaffna uni hostels, students attacked (27 November 2012)
Armed intelligence officers roam Jaffna Uni campus (27 November 2012)
Security forces engulf Jaffna University (27 November 2012)
Tamils defiant as SL state attempts to quash remembrance (27 November 2012)
"We will rise and rise again" - Jaffna Students on Remembrance Day (27 November 2012)

 


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