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Victims of Kaluvanchikudi massacre by Indian forces remembered in Batticaloa

A vigil was held today to remember the Indian Peacekeeping Force’s (IPKF) massacre of 14 Tamils in Batticaloa district 31 years ago.

After being targeted by a landmine on November 5, 1987, IPKF soldiers fired indiscriminately at Tamil civilians in Kaluvanchikudi, killing 14.

Among the victims was Sakravarthy, son of former ITAK leader and MP S M Rasamanickam.

The IPKF are accused of perpetrating widespread atrocities, including massacres, disappearances and sexual violence, while occupying the North-East during the disastrous 'peacekeeping' campaign between 1987 and 1990.