Chennai students to intensify Sri Lanka protest

Last week, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, after declaring solidarity with the cause of the students, appealed to them to call off protests and concentrate on their studies. The meeting of students ‘ leaders from all the districts is going to be a crucial one for the state government as it is already in a dilemma over finalising the date to reopen colleges. The meeting is expected to have more than 100 senior organizers from across the state and leading colleges in the city. Leaders say the students movement is now aimed at eliciting a much stronger political stand from the Centre, including economic sanctions against Sri Lanka. Prabhakaran said the students would demand that the Centre snap diplomatic ties with the island nation and shut down Sri Lankan embassies and other official institutions in India. Academics say the indefinite closure will affect students of regular colleges, in view of long procedures involved in identifying and inspecting hundreds of examination centres, centralised valuation system and announcement of results.V Suresh, national general secretary of People’s Union for Civil Liberties, said the decision to shut down all colleges was unwarranted and it has helped only to create an artificial scare among students. “Remarkably protests across the state have been peaceful so far. The government should take the students into confidence and reopen the colleges immediately,” he said. With the protests against alleged human rights violation by the Sri Lankan government entering the 25th day today (Monday), student leaders in Chennai say their agitation will intensify in the coming days, the Times of India reportedStudent leader V Prabhakaran said they would meet today to decide on future course of action. “Student representatives from all the 32 districts will attend the meeting. We will be looking at the review of the UNHRC resolution that will come up within four months’ time. We will plan programmes to put pressure on the Central government to take a tough stand against Sri Lanka,” said Prabhakaran. read more

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Bodyguard who killed bandit will not be charged Blanhum

As investigations continue into the foiled robbery that occurred on the Liliendaal Embankment Road of Greater Georgetown on Tuesday, August 29, and left a suspected bandit dead,Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum has indicated that no charges are expected to be filed against the bodyguard who fired the fatal shot.Dead bandit: 24-year-old Trydon MunroeTrydon Munroe, 24, was killed during Tuesday’s brazen robbery attempt on a 42-year-old interior flight services supervisor and her security escort (bodyguard), who had travelled to the Eugene F. Correia International Airport to uplift a package containing valuables.Reports indicate that the woman was cornered along the Liliendaal Railway Embankment Road in the vicinity of the Giftland Mall junction when a dark coloured vehicle drove into her path, blocking her. Two men then exited that vehicle bearing weapons, and pounced on the businesswoman, being unaware that her armed escort was seated in the vehicle.Dismissed Prison Officer Trydon Munroe of Levi Dam Angoys Avenue New Amsterdam was shot and killed by the businesswoman’s bodyguard during the robbery attack, while his accomplice escaped with gunshot wounds, but later surfaced at a city hospital.Munroe’s lifeless body was found by detectives near a .32 pistol with three live matching rounds. He allegedly had been dismissed from the Guyana Prison Service after several breaches of the rules and regulations of that entity.Meanwhile, the dead suspect’s alleged accomplice remains under police guard at a city hospital, where he is a patient nursing gunshot wounds. This was disclosed by senior police ranks on Wednesday as they confirmed that the suspect’s condition is listed as stable, and that he would be charged as soon as he has been released from the medical facility. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAccomplice of killed bandit was sentenced for armed robberySeptember 1, 2017In “Crime”Update: killed bandit was ex Prison officer, injured accomplice checks into GPHCAugust 29, 2017In “Crime”Accomplice in botched ECD robbery remandedSeptember 5, 2017In “Court” read more

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