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Protest Draws Attention to Plight of Eelam Tamil Detainees in Tamil NaduSalem-News.com
Protest outside Indian High Commission, India Place, London, WC2B 4NA, on 3rd of July between 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(LONDON) - A pair of detention centers have gained the notorious title of 'India's Guantanamo'. Chengaqlpattu, and Poonthamalli prison camps, are viewed by a Sri Lankan refugee advocacy group, May Seventeen Movement, as illegal refugee detention prisons.
Members of the May Seventeen movement are protesting to improve their status as disconnected refugees. The Eelam Tamil detainees are conducting a hunger strike in Chengalpattu camp and some are in critical condition. They are asking India to recognize their rights as refugees under international law.
The Tamil Coordinating Committee has issued a news release calling attention to a hunger strike and quest for justice on behalf of these Sri Lankan Tamil refugees.
Londoners have a chance to help these detainees by supporting their cause at the protest this week.
They ask the Indian Government to immediately intervene and discharge these people from the refugee camps and to assist them after they are released from the camp. The group can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, the phone number is +91 9600781111
Partly translated from Hindi with Google Translations and edited by Tim King
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