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Jaffna undergrads give ultimatum for demilitarization

[b]Jaffna undergrads give ultimatum for demilitarization[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 30 December, ([/b] The Jaffna University Students Union has given an ultimatum to President Mahinda Rajapakse that they will take the law into their own hands, if the Government fails to immediately withdraw the military from civilian habitats and educational institutions in the North.

In a letter to the President, the union said that the 'occupying' military has not yet moved out of the densely populated areas, schools and places of worship in terms of the Ceasefire Agreement.

"Totally against what is enshrined in the Ceasefire Agreement, the military is expanding its presence by designating residential areas as High Security Zones and Security Zones and fortifying its complexes and continue to impact civilian life through harassment and coercion," the students said in their letter.

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