While various political parties and pro-Tamil activists in India have been urging the Indian Centre to boycott the Commonwealth Summit held in Sri Lanka, to protest against the island nation’s genocide against the Tamils, four law college students have started an indefinite hunger strike urging the Central government to boycott the Commonwealth meet, New Indian Express reported.
The third year students of ‘Government Law College’ were identified as N Pushparaj of Cuddalore, S Bharathi of Pudukkottai and T Kajendran and S Marimuthu of Tiruvarur. They started their indefinite protest on the college premises.
They condemned the anti-Tamil activities of the UPA government and urged it to skip the meeting scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka.
Senthil Kumar (25), a diploma student of Pullambadi, was stopped by Fort range police when he tried to stage a hunger strike on the same issue.
The students of Law College in Tiruchy earlier staged protests urging the Centre to introduce an amendment in the US-sponsored resolution at the UNHCR on the Lankan Tamils issue seeking an international, independent probe into the genocide during the military offensive against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.