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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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  • Fusion Friday, 07 September 2012 04:10 PM

    these kind of comments are very unfortunate and unhelpful.

    Kalu Sudda Friday, 07 September 2012 04:26 PM

    Who will listen this stupid amnesia gang.

    sltk2004 Friday, 07 September 2012 07:08 AM

    I am wondering why everyone hasn't started to bash AI as usual .....

    nalaka Friday, 07 September 2012 07:10 AM

    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

    RF Friday, 07 September 2012 07:26 AM

    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....

    lal Friday, 07 September 2012 07:29 AM

    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).

    Saskia Friday, 07 September 2012 07:46 AM

    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.

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 07 September 2012 07:40 AM

    Criminals also have a similar opinion of a police force who is not in favor of them.

    RamUK Friday, 07 September 2012 07:47 AM

    who cares about these NGO's LOL sound familer...this was our moto during the war why change now?????

    lal Friday, 07 September 2012 08:22 AM

    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.

    kumar Friday, 07 September 2012 08:53 AM

    AI is well respected except some war criminals and their supporters.

    bernardwijeyasingha Friday, 07 September 2012 08:58 PM

    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

    RegularJoe Friday, 07 September 2012 10:07 AM

    meh... we still dont' care about these NGO's .....nothings changed....

    Fusion Friday, 07 September 2012 10:09 AM

    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.

    casmir Friday, 07 September 2012 10:17 AM

    The Tamilnadu politicians should give sanitary facilities to Tamilnadu people other than talking about human right violation in Sri Lanka

    Dileep Friday, 07 September 2012 10:14 AM

    Keep in mind If the urine tank of whole tamilnadu breaks down for a while, the whole srilanka will be drowned

    Nodrog Saturday, 08 September 2012 02:01 AM

    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.

    Nodrog Saturday, 08 September 2012 02:12 AM

    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.

    Subbiah Saturday, 08 September 2012 05:08 AM

    Jayalalitha is not too old to give up politics and return to he old career.

    Pasel Saturday, 08 September 2012 08:52 PM

    , when Amnesty callen on sri lnka to protect tamils ?
    nothing
    same here nothing is going to happen

    sach Friday, 07 September 2012 02:05 PM

    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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