Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday urged the Centre that the voluntary repatriation of displaced Tamil refugees could be "countenanced" after putting in place proper rehabilitation measures in Sri Lanka.
Erstwhile NDA ally MDMK on Sunday urged the Centre not to go ahead with the proposal for sending back Sri Lankan Tamil refugees to their country, claiming that the move is aimed at preventing action against the island nation government in the UN Human Rights Council.
Are the islands of Andaman and Nicobar potential terror hubs?
Yes, feels the administration of the Union Territory, which has said the possibility of left out LTTE cadre trying to make them a safe haven cannot be ruled out.
India said it would work with
Sri Lankan government to ensure resettlement of 3,00,000
people displaced in the northern region which has been freed
from the LTTE and was keen to see revival of the political
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M
Karunanidhi on Sunday said he has convened a meeting of ministers
and government officials here tomorrow to discuss the status
of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees lodged in camps in the State.
Sri Lankan government hopes to
resettle majority of war displaced Tamils by January next
year, a senior minister has assured amidst rising pressure
from the US and other Western nations to send the Tamils home.
India on Sunday offered Sri Lanka $100 million to help war refugees return home and rebuild the country`s ravaged north, as New Delhi seeks to engage in the island nation`s post-war reconstruction and retain influence.
BJP`s Tamil Nadu unit on Sunday said Centre and State govts should take steps to enable Lankan Tamil refugees living in the state to lead `honourable` life
in the island nation rather than offering Indian citizenship