வியாழன், 23 பிப்ரவரி, 2017

Uprooted Keappaa-pulavu families inspire struggling masses in North

Uprooted Keappaa-pulavu families inspire struggling masses in North

[TamilNet, Monday, 20 February 2017, 22:03 GMT]
Uprooted Eezham Tamils in Vanni who have been repeatedly protesting in the past against the genocidal land grab of occupying ‘Sri Lanka’ and got deceived each time either by the regime in Colombo or by the Tamil politicians of the ITAK in the past, are now drawing inspiration from the continuous struggle being waged by the uprooted people of Keappaa-pulavu and Pulak-kudiyiruppu along Nanthik-kadal in Mullaiththeevu. The families of uprooted Tamils in Puthukkudiyiruppu (PTK) in the district have also been on a continuous protest in front of the SL Army base at the heart of PTK. On Monday, landowners at Paravip-paagnchaan in Ki’linochchi resumed their protest demanding their lands that have been seized by the SL military since 2009.
Muslims express solidarity with Keappaa-pulavu Tamils
Muslims express solidarity with Keappaa-pulavu Tamils


In the meantime, the protest of people affected by structural and demographic genocide in Keappaa-pulavu has received widespread support from students in Mullaiththeevu to Muslims across the island.
Koa'naavil schools in support of uprooted people of Keappaa-pulauvu
Students from Koa'naavil Maha Viththiyaalayam express solidarity with uprooted Keappaa-pulavu families


The families of enforced disappeared across the five districts in North are also mobilising themselves to reinvigorate their struggle.
Keapppa-pulavu inspires Paravip-paangchaan
Families of enforced disappeared in Ki'linochchi launched a protest on Monday.


On Monday, the children of Keappaa-pulavu families exhibited their drawings at the temporary huts put up at the venue of their protest outside the SL Air Force camp situated along Nanthik-kadal lagoon.

The uprooted Tamils from Valikaamam North in Jaffna and the student community along with the civil groups in Jaffna have vowed to bring a mass struggle demanding de-militarization and international guarantee for protecting the nation of Eezham Tamils from all forms of genocide.
Keapppa-pulavu inspires Paravip-paangchaan
Landowners at Paravip-paagnchaan in Ki'linochci resumed their struggle on Monday.
Keappaa-pulaavu 20th Day
Keappaa-pulavu children display their drawings at the hut at protest venue. Around 350 people belonging to 84 families are waging the struggle. There are 54 school-going children from Grade 1 to Ordinary Level.
Keappaa-pulaavu 20th Day
Keappaa-pulaavu 20th Day
Keappaa-pulaavu 20th Day
“This is not military's land. This belongs to the people,” the children of Keappaa-pulavu say in their drawings
Keappaa-pulaavu 20th Day
Barbed-wire fences and military men featured in children’s drawings at Keappaapulavu


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