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Amnesty calls on India to protect Lankans

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Amnesty International, India, on Thursday urged the Tamil Nadu government to protect Sri Lankans visiting or living in the State.

“The authorities in Tamil Nadu must immediately put in place measures to ensure the safety of Sri Lankans visiting and living in India. They must promptly launch investigations into the attacks, and ensure that those responsible are brought to justice in fair trials,” Amnesty International India’s Chief Executive G. Ananthapadmanabhan said in a statement.

On Sunday, the State government ordered two visiting football teams from Sri Lanka, including a school team, to be sent back.

An official who permitted one of the teams to play a match was placed under suspension.

Soon after the attack on buses transporting pilgrims, the Government of Sri Lanka advised its citizens to avoid visiting Tamil Nadu in the interest of their safety.

“Political parties in Tamil Nadu are understandably concerned about continuing human rights violations in Sri Lanka.

“However, these concerns must not be translated into acts of violence targeting pilgrims and other visitors from Sri Lanka. Every visitor to Tamil Nadu must be able to enjoy the right to freedom of movement, religion and expression, as guaranteed under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” Mr. Ananthapadmanabhan added.(The Hindu)

 
 

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-21+22 # sltk2004 2012-09-07 12:38
I am wondering why everyone hasn't started to bash AI as usual .....
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-16+34 # lal 2012-09-07 12:59
I have given up as they are taken over by big powers to promote their political designs. AI is no longer respected and their honesty and impartiality is hotly disputed. Seems others have given up too (except terrorist supporters).
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-18+18 # buffaloa citizen 2012-09-07 13:10
Criminals also have a similar opinion of a police force who is not in favor of them.
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-3+15 # sach 2012-09-07 19:34
And some criminals love the police when they can buy and influence it.
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-7+7 # KArunaratna 2012-09-07 21:36
Well said buffaloa citizen. We don't like UN, AI or any other impartial independent body and tag them as terrorist. Where as Sri Lanka committed thebiggest crime in the millennium.
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-6+5 # Nodrog 2012-09-08 07:44
In this case the criminals would be jayalalitha and her stooges and it would be the Indian Police.
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-27+19 # kumar 2012-09-07 14:23
AI is well respected except some war criminals and their supporters.
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-5+5 # lal 2012-09-08 07:36
AI is seen as a tool of LTTE war criminals and their supporters. All losers. Sour grapes to them.
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-2+4 # Nodrog 2012-09-08 07:42
AI adding their 2 cents only after the issue is being addressed by both Govts. As usual they are on the side-wings waiting to pick up the crumbs then claim credit for solving the issue.
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-20+34 # nalaka 2012-09-07 12:40
The main problem is the south indians have lost their dream of a dravidstan with the defeat of the LTTE so still they cant take that loss no use telling these people
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-23+15 # RF 2012-09-07 12:56
What these stupid south indians must be told is that if this trend continues the same treetment can be given to the Indians.... So they must be aware of the consiquenses....
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-18+19 # Dileep 2012-09-07 15:44
Keep in mind If the urine tank of whole tamilnadu breaks down for a while, the whole srilanka will be drowned
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-7+13 # sach 2012-09-07 19:35
u have been peeing in almost everywhere in TN but we ve never had a problem. First settle ur water issue then think of peeing
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-3+4 # raj 2012-09-07 22:06
who has water problems - water cuts?
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-10+18 # Saskia 2012-09-07 13:16
I agree with Amnesty. Human rights violations in Sri Lanka must not be translated into acts of violence. Therefore we have UNHRW. Every people visiting TN should be treated well.
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-14+29 # lal 2012-09-07 13:52
TN must learn to treat poor Tamils, especially their own low castes like humans before they critisise Sri Lanka. Low caste Tamil women are treated so badly in TN that they are not allowed to cook in school canteens. They are spat at, their children cannot attend schools.
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-2+7 # Nodrog 2012-09-08 07:31
Saskiam...Please enlighten us on what human rights violations are being carried on now? Or are they just figments of your warped mentality? Seems you are watching too many Tamil movies.
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-5+19 # RamUK 2012-09-07 13:17
who cares about these NGO's LOL sound familer...this was our moto during the war why change now?????
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-5+16 # RegularJoe 2012-09-07 15:37
meh... we still dont' care about these NGO's .....nothings changed....
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-9+18 # Fusion 2012-09-07 15:39
Amnesty International? Right! It doesn't matter whether they speak for or against Sri Lanka, they are just a bunch of attention seekers trying to capitalize on an unfortunate incident just like they have done in the past. The people in SL especially the NE need urgent solutions to their problem not armchair human rights expertise.
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-9+22 # casmir 2012-09-07 15:47
The Tamilnadu politicians should give sanitary facilities to Tamilnadu people other than talking about human right violation in Sri Lanka
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-3+3 # Fusion 2012-09-07 21:40
these kind of comments are very unfortunate and unhelpful.
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-2+3 # Kalu Sudda 2012-09-07 21:56
Who will listen this stupid amnesia gang.
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-2+2 # bernardwijeyasingha 2012-09-08 02:28
Tamils are not the type of people to be taking orders from Amnesty International especially when they feel justified in their attacks on Sri Lankans
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-2+3 # Subbiah 2012-09-08 10:38
Jayalalitha is not too old to give up politics and return to he old career.
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-0+0 # Pasel 2012-09-09 02:22
, when Amnesty callen on sri lnka to protect tamils ?
nothing
same here nothing is going to happen
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