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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

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Caught in the straits of sorrow
Professor Ramu Manivannan of Madras University, had gone to Geneva as an independent observer to witness the recent UN proccedings. “With the US-driven UN resolution, India is no longer a factor in south Asia,” he says. (HT photo/Sanjeev Verma)
Professor Ramu Manivannan of Madras University, had gone to Geneva as an independent observer to witness the recent UN proccedings. “With the US-driven UN resolution, India is no longer a factor in south Asia,” he says. (HT photo/Sanjeev Verma)
Advocate Angyarkanni, who has visited refugee camps in Sri Lanka, (she met Prabhakaran’s mother there, a month before she died), says FIRs at special camps are based on no prima facie evidence. (HT photo/Sanjeev Verma)
Advocate Angyarkanni, who has visited refugee camps in Sri Lanka, (she met Prabhakaran’s mother there, a month before she died), says FIRs at special camps are based on no prima facie evidence. (HT photo/Sanjeev Verma)
“India is party to the civil war and its subsequent cover-up and every political party is party to it,” says film-maker Leena Manimekalai. Her first feature film, Sengadal, shows how the ethnic war in Sri Lanka had affected the lives of Indian fishermen. (HT photo/Sanjeev Verma)
“India is party to the civil war and its subsequent cover-up and every political party is party to it,” says film-maker Leena Manimekalai. Her first feature film, Sengadal, shows how the ethnic war in Sri Lanka had affected the lives of Indian fishermen. (HT photo/Sanjeev Verma)
“No party has done more. We increased refugees’ allowance, made reservations in educational institutions,” says Radhakrishan, headquarters secretary, DMK, in Chennai. (HT photo/Sanjeev Verma)
“No party has done more. We increased refugees’ allowance, made reservations in educational institutions,” says Radhakrishan, headquarters secretary, DMK, in Chennai. (HT photo/Sanjeev Verma)
By doing politics without taking part in elections, Thozhar Thiagu, of the Tamil National Liberation Movement, and one of the key figures behind TN’s mass movement, says, he has “been able to make political parties respond to people’s sentiments and come out with a party line on refugees.” (HT photo/Sanjeev Verma)
By doing politics without taking part in elections, Thozhar Thiagu, of the Tamil National Liberation Movement, and one of the key figures behind TN’s mass movement, says, he has “been able to make political parties respond to people’s sentiments and come out with a party line on refugees.” (HT photo/Sanjeev Verma)
Balachandran, LTTE leader Prabhakaran’s 12-year-old son was shot dead allegedly by Lankan army officials. Chennai erupts in protest after the Channel 4 documentary was seen worldwide. The UK documentary reveals as many as five bullet holes in the child’s body. (HT photo/Sanjeev Verma)
Balachandran, LTTE leader Prabhakaran’s 12-year-old son was shot dead allegedly by Lankan army officials. Chennai erupts in protest after the Channel 4 documentary was seen worldwide. The UK documentary reveals as many as five bullet holes in the child’s body. (HT photo/Sanjeev Verma)
Countries that have accepted Tamil refugees with dignity and status offer a contrasting picture. Rathika Sitsabaiesan is a Canadian MP of Tamil origin. (HT photo/Sanjeev Verma)
Countries that have accepted Tamil refugees with dignity and status offer a contrasting picture. Rathika Sitsabaiesan is a Canadian MP of Tamil origin. (HT photo/Sanjeev Verma)
The Sri Lankan civil war ended in 2009. It turned 10 lakh Tamils into refugees. 3 lakh refugees are in Indian camps and Goomidpoondi, near Chennai, is the biggest. Refugees complain of low rations, lack of healthcare and are under constant surveillance. (HT photo/Sanjeev Verma)
The Sri Lankan civil war ended in 2009. It turned 10 lakh Tamils into refugees. 3 lakh refugees are in Indian camps and Goomidpoondi, near Chennai, is the biggest. Refugees complain of low rations, lack of healthcare and are under constant surveillance. (HT photo/Sanjeev Verma)

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