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Northern Candidates threatened by Intelligence men taking photos of family members, complaint made to Government Agent

Northern Candidates threatened by Intelligence men taking photos of family members, complaint made to Government Agent

The candidates in Jaffna District have complained to the Jaffna Government Agent that intelligence men who go to their houses are threatening them by taking photographs of candidates and their family members.

These complaints were made in a meeting held between the representatives of Political Parties and Independent groups and the returning officers at the Jaffna District Secretariat yesterday.

While they are taking photographs of ours, they are also asking for where we are going and where our meetings will be held and apart from it, the Army is also exerting pressure on us, they said.

Whenever we travel, they stop us and ask whether we are carrying propaganda material. In a context where the election officers and the police had to undertake election related duties,  the activities  of the Security Forces are threatening, they said.

The District Secretary in reply said that this matter will be taken up with the Election Commissioner.


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