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Long term action needed to alleviate environment allowing for rape and murder says TCSF

The Tamil Civil Society Forum, in a statement said a post-war environment of heavy militarisation, lenience towards drugs and alcohol abuse and damaged social networks were contributing factors to rape within the society.

Expressing condolences to the family of the recently murdered Vithya, the TCSF note that this was not an isolated incident and that gang rapes had happened before in post-conflict Jaffna.

The TCSF called on the people of Jaffna to continue to take peaceful democratic action through protests to ensure that Sir Lanka’s police took unbiased action and brought justice.

The statement also called for a long term plan to be produced to work to alleviate the environmental circumstances that had created an environment for such crimes to occur.

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