Special Correspondent

SALEM: The inmates of four Sri Lankan refugees camps in the district observed a fast at Taramangalam on Monday to condemn what they called the killing of Tamils in Sri Lanka.

Around 1,550 inmates of the camps at Pavalathanur, Kurukkupatti, Siddarkoil and Athikatanur took part in the protest near the Pavalathanur camp. They said the Tamils were getting caught in the crossfire, in the battle between the army and the LTTE, and the issue should be treated as a human rights violation.

Protest at Karur

Around 600 inmates of the camp at Irumboothipatti near Kulithalai in Karur district observed a fast.