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These people are being harassed by people coming out of their homes for lack of basic necessities, including food and water. The Jaffna office of the Human Rights Commission has received nine complaints. Seven of them are against Chavakachcheri, Vaddukkoddai, Kopay and Point Pedro police stations and Elephant Pass. Many families in Jaffna have been affected due to lack of drinking water. One of the complaints received by the Human Rights Commission is the brutal assault on the people who come to get water. The most recent incident was the April 25 attack on a resident of Vatukovil in Jaffna when he went to the Sittakeesi Guna Devi Temple for water. He was brutally assaulted and beaten by the police. During the curfew, fishing was allowed by the Navy, but those who went to sea to sell their produce were fired. On April 7, the Navy attacked four persons who were trying to get sea leeches on the night of the Sillarman Thuda beach in Poonakadi in the Kilinochchi district. Thirty-two-year-old Selvakumar had broken his arm.
On April 7, Indrallal and his brother, who were engaged in fishing in the area, were assaulted by 10 naval personnel surrounded by Julian, who is studying at the University of Jaffna. The office of Nadarajalingam Thushanthan, a journalist of the Mogulvan web site, was brutally attacked by a group that broke into the office at around 5.45 pm on March 30. These attacks and the release of assailants, while protecting the military and police forces, have been used in the backdrop of violent attacks on innocent people coming out of their homes to get water to drink while the curfew is being implemented. There is every doubt that the attack was carried out. People in the South are also being harassed, accused of breaking curfews. Forty thousand people have been arrested and nearly 10,000 vehicles have been detained. Most of them are out of home to get the essentials.