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Jaffna protest against Sri Lanka's anti-terror laws

Civil society organisations and women's rights group protested in Jaffna on Sunday against Sri Lanka's Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and the planned Counter Terror Act (CTA). 

"Say no to PTA & CTA" and "don't take away rights by PTA & CTA", protesters demanded, as they gathered by Vempady junction in Jaffna town, and marched towards the main bus station. 

Protesters also called for the "release the political prisoners" and urged "don't portray civilians as terrorists via PTA and CTA".