Eight students of Loyola College have gone on a fast unto death on the Sri Lankan issue that has been making headlines recently.
The students started their fast on March 8th. They want support for a seven point charter of demands that they have drawn up. The charter includes economic sanction on Sri Lanka, an enquiry into Sri Lanka’s alleged war crimes during their Civil War against the LTTE and a referendum on the separate state of Tamils, the Tamil Eelam.
While MDMK leader Vaiko supported the students, DMK chief M. Karunanidhi asked them not to fast. ‘Considering that life of every youth is important, the students should immediately withdraw their hunger strike and instead involve themselves in other peaceful means of protest’, he said.