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Pottuvil to Polikandy - in pictures

Tamils and Muslim in the North-East carried out a massive protest march, mobilising around demands for the United Nations and international community to heed Tamil calls for justice and accountability.

The walk for justice was named after its route from ‘Pottuvil to Polikandy’, delineating the two furthest ends of the traditional Tamil homeland, from Pottuvil in Amparai in the south, to Polikandy in Point Pedro at the northern tip. Despite court bans, encountering violent mob attacks and police intimidation and harassment, demonstrators came together to defy any resistance they encountered on their five-day rally.

See a selection of photos from the protests below.

Photo credit: Inthusan Raveendran

Photo credit: Inthusan Raveendran

Photo credit: I Sivathasan

Photo credit: Inthusan Raveendran

Photo credit: I Sivathasan

Photo credit: Inthusan Raveendran

Photo credit: I Sivathasan

Photo credit: Inthusan Raveendran

Photo credit: Inthusan Raveendran

Photo credit: I Sivathasan

Photo credit: I Sivathasan

Photo credit: I Sivathasan

Photo credit: Sriram Rajeswaran

Photo credit: Sriram Rajeswaran

Photo credit: Sriram Rajeswaran

Photo credit: Sriram Rajeswaran

Photo credit: Sriram Rajeswaran

Photo credit: Sriram Rajeswaran

 
 
 
 

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