Night shelters are home for this Sudanese family

A Sudanese family residing in a night shelter in Delhi has approached the Supreme Court to ensure their safety. Muaaz Hussein, a Sudanese national, his Indian wife Sundari and their twin sons, Hassan and Hussein (both 16-years-old), were forced to flee Tamil Nadu two years ago.
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Updated on Jan 31, 2011 12:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySumit Saxena, New Delhi

A Sudanese family residing in a night shelter in Delhi has approached the Supreme Court to ensure their safety. Muaaz Hussein, a Sudanese national, his Indian wife Sundari and their twin sons, Hassan and Hussein (both 16-years-old), were forced to flee Tamil Nadu two years ago.

Hussein was doing his post-doctoral research from the Madurai Kamaraj University. The Hussein family was brutally attacked allegedly at the behest of local police officials in Nagamalai Puthukottai district.

While Hussein lost access to his research, his sons were suspended from school. Hussein then approached the Supreme Court, seeking strictures against the Tamil Nadu government.

"I have written a letter to the Registrar General, the Supreme Court and filed a petition in the Delhi High Court giving a detailed description of the quandary faced by my family," said Hussein.

Despite shifting from Tamil Nadu to Delhi, the family's cup of woes continued to flow over. In December 2010, after a two-year-long stay in Delhi, the family was robbed and thrown out of their rented accommodation by their landlord in southeast Delhi's Friends Colony. An FIR was registered at the Friends Colony police station on December 18, 2010.

“Initially, we stayed in the open outside the Sudanese Embassy. Later, we moved to railway stations and Gurudwaras in the city," said a tearful Sundari, who hails from Tamil Nadu.

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