SL army attack civilians in Vanni
From Tamil Guardian, 25 June 2012
Sri Lankan soldiers have attacked uprooted Tamil families sheltering in a school in Kilinochchi, TamilNet reported on Monday.
The families were temporarily accommodated inside Hindu Tamil Viththiyaalayam, after being released from Menik Farm IDP camp a few weeks ago. [IDP stands for Internally Displaced Persons].
They were demanding resettlement on their own land, which has been grabbed by the security forces.
The families had been resisting forced resettlement on land designated by the government and faced harassment by the army.
Busloads of soldiers were brought in to the area on Monday, who then went on to assault the civilians, including children, who were thrown into army vehicles, forcing the parents to join them.
Eyewitnesses told TamilNet that two civilians were seriously injured and even pregnant women were assaulted.
The families are reported to have been transported back to Menik Farm prison camp.
See also: 'Sri Lankan military goes amok on uprooted civilians in Vanni, 2 injured, 1 suffers heart attack'