Students’ protest continues; two of them shifted to hospital

Fasts and protests over the Lanka issue in the central region continued with Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Pudukottai also jumping into the fray on Sunday.

Several Lankan Tamils housed in the refugee camp at Thoppukollai in Alangudi taluk in neighbouring Pudukottai district observed a fast on Sunday demanding that India support the resolution against Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council. Around 500 refugees including 350 women observed fast on the camp premises also demanding that Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa be declared a war criminal, police sources said.

Meanwhile, the indefinite fast observed by a section of Government Law College, Tiruchi students entered the sixth day on Sunday.

The sources said that two fasting students were shifted to the Mahatma Gandhi Government Hospital in the city.

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