25 May, 2024


Human Rights Body Protests Atrocities On Lankan Tamils


New Delhi : Rights group Human Rights Defence International (HRDI) Thursday protested near the Sri Lankan High Commission here against what they termed as the Sri Lankan Army’s “war crimes” and “atrocities” on the Sri Lankan Tamil community.

The group of protestors, led by M.N. Krishnamani, president of Delhi Tamil Sangam, and HRDI secretary general Rajesh Gogna, carried placards reading “Rajapaksa investigate war crimes”, “Boycott Sri Lanka” and “Humanity killed in Sri Lanka”.

Gogna, a supreme court lawyer, claimed that HRDI was not favouring the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

“We do not favour any terrorist outfits in our demands. But now that the civil war in Sri Lanka is over, we want the government to stop racial discrimination against the Sri Lankan Tamils who are considered second rate citizens by them,” Gogna said.

“They shouldn’t think that all Sri Lankan Tamils are LTTE supporters,” he added.

The protestors also called for a strong Indian stand on the situation and shouted slogans. They then marched from Teen Murti Bhawan to the Sri Lankan high commission but were stopped by the police at nearby Chanakyapuri police station for security reasons.

While the protestors continued raising slogans at the police barricade, a delegation led by Gogna went to the Sri Lankan high commission where they gave a memorandum demanding investigation of alleged war crimes by the Sri Lankan government.

The protestors further demanded that non-governmental organisations (NGOs) be allowed to help in rehabilitation of Sri Lankan Tamils.

– TwoCircles.net

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    MR regime after loudly claiming that the CH4 videos are fabricated, the former AG admitted publicly that the present Army Commander has appointed a Committee of Inquiry to probe the videos after the recent UN sessions. Not only the CH4 videos, but also to reopen the massacre of the 17 Aid Workers and the five students. Whom are they trying to bluff?

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    This is nothing much other than political gimmicks.These fellows in Tamil Nadu are shedding crocodile tears.For starters why don’t these fellows stop robbing the fish harvest of the poor northern Tamil fishermen?May be it’s not on their HR agenda.But i agree on their “Boycott Srilanka”demand.We could also apply the same thing in boycotting TN.Then at least we would save a lot of foreign exchange on TN Saree and cheap TN movies.

  • 0

    We see in Max Silva suddenly a human rights defender for northern tamil fishermen.
    TN sarees and movies we should refuse
    Why not portugese names like Max Silva?
    Why not US citizenship from the present political leadership?
    Ever had a ideology my friend?

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