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Sri Lankan Tamil refugees being trafficked: India

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The indian government said today Sri Lankan Tamil refugees are being trafficked on the pretext of sending them to Australia and more than 1,100 such persons have been intercepted by security forces.

"As per inputs provided by the state government of Tamil Nadu, there are reports that Sri Lankan Tamil refugees are being trafficked on the pretext of sending them to Australia," Minister of State for Home RPN Singh told Lok Sabha.

He said since 2010 and till date, 1,163 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees were intercepted along with 57 Indians while being trafficked and 41 cases were registered in this connection.

Singh said the Tamil Nadu government has asked all Commissioners of Police/SPs to take action against offenders besides taking other steps to check the menace. (PTI)

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  • Kondebedapucheena Tuesday, 30 April 2013 02:44 PM

    it has been known ever since Praba statertd LTTE

    Amila. G Tuesday, 30 April 2013 05:13 PM

    Tamils made refugees by the Tamils .

    R.fayaz Ahamed Tuesday, 30 April 2013 05:30 PM

    Ok all the bast

    Mr. B. Wijeyasingha Tuesday, 30 April 2013 07:26 PM

    So who is doing the trafficking?

    Sonali De Silva Tuesday, 30 April 2013 09:43 PM

    Trafficked - so Sri Lanka is selling and Australia is buying Tamils according to his statement. Maybe for rounding up Kangaroos because they don't have tea estates. What about the 57 Indians, is India trafficking them?


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