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Human Rights Watch demands Sri Lanka revoke measures aimed at suppressing dissent

Tamil Guardian 29 Sep 2022
The statement follows a sweeping crackdown on demonstrators last week that saw the arrest of 84 people, who had taken to the streets to demand the release of student activists detained under Sri Lanka's notorious Prevention of Terrorism Act ... ‘One law for Tamils, another for Sinhalese’ – Tamils protest after Sri Lankan arrests activists ... .
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Breaking the law and he doesn’t care – Sri Lankan MP vows to continue building ...

Tamil Guardian 28 Sep 2022
Days after the protest took place, Tamil activists were questioned and arrested by Sri Lankan authorities ... ‘One law for Tamils, another for Sinhalese’ – Tamils protest after Sri Lankan arrests activists ... ‘Why aren’t we allowed to live on our lands?’ – Tamils protest construction of Buddhist vihara.
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Assassinated Tamil priest commemorated in Batticaloa

Tamil Guardian 28 Sep 2022
A ceremony was held in Batticaloa this week to mark 50 years since Father Chandra Fernando, a Tamil activist that was assassinated in 1988, was ordained as a priest. A mass was offered at the St ... The Tamil bishops of the north and east are one, the rest of the bishops are another ... Remembering Father Chandra Fernando – The assassinated Tamil priest. .
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PFI ban: 10 reasons why govt tightened the noose on radical outfit

India TV 28 Sep 2022
After a series of raids in several states across the country and the arrest of a number of their activists, the Home Ministry on Wednesday banned the Popular Front of India (PFI) for five years ... INDIA TVTwo Lowrance LHR-80 recovered from the residence of Barakathulla (SDPI Ramnad distt President), Tamil Nadu.
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Ready to invest in Sri Lanka again says Singapore Prime Minister

Tamil Guardian 28 Sep 2022
Despite calls from human rights organisations, Tamil activists and even local Singaporeans, Rajapaksa was not arrested and instead allow to fly to Thailand, before eventually returning to Sri Lanka ... Related Articles.  ... Last Chance – Why Singapore owes it to the Tamil people to arrest Gotabaya Rajapaksa ... .
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Asaduddin Owaisi on PFI: 'This ban cannot be supported'

DNA India 28 Sep 2022
This case will follow the timeline of Kappan, where any activist or ... Over 100 activists were arrested in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Delhi, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Hyderabad, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, West Bengal, Bihar and Manipur.
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OPINION | Ban on PFI by Centre is a timely step

India TV 28 Sep 2022
On Tuesday, in a nationwide crackdown from 3 am to 11 am, more than 300 PFI activists were rounded up in Delhi, UP, MP, Maharashtra, Assam, Karnataka, Kerala and Gujarat. In UP, 57 activists were arrested from Meerut, Bulandhshar, Lucknow, Kanpur and Ghaziabad ... In Tamil Nadu, PFI activists killed a Hindu leader V.
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Karnataka: Haliyal Town Municipal Council leaves 100 strays in forest, faces residents' ire

The Times of India 27 Sep 2022
KARWAR. The unusual decision of the (TMC) to abandon stray dogs in forests of Yellapur taluk has sparked a debate and enraged animal rights activists. With the assistance of dog catchers from Tamil Nadu, the TMC allegedly captured over 100 stray dogs in an effort to remove them from the town ... This forest has tiger, bear, panthers and elephants ... .
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Sri Lankan president 'makes comedy out of tragedy' as he calls on Tamil diaspora for ...

Tamil Guardian 25 Sep 2022
Just this week, at least three Tamil activists were arrested by Sri Lankan authorities after they protested against the illegal construction of a Buddhist vihara in Mullaitivu ... Another Tamil activist arrested in Mullaitivu ... ‘One law for Tamils, another for Sinhalese’ – Tamils protest after Sri Lankan arrests activists.
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‘Eelam not Simhala’ - Ponniyin Selvan mired in controversy

Tamil Guardian 25 Sep 2022
However, the Tamil trailer for the movie refers to the island as Illankai or Lanka. Responding to the controversy, Tamil activists have written to Lyca Productions, which is behind the film, to request that all references to Sri Lanka as a Sinhala country be immediately removed.
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‘Eelam not Sinhala’ - Ponniyin Selvan mired in controversy

Tamil Guardian 25 Sep 2022
However, the Tamil trailer for the movie refers to the island as Illankai or Lanka. Responding to the controversy, Tamil activists have written to Lyca Productions, which is behind the film, to request that all references to Sri Lanka as a Sinhala country be immediately removed.
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‘Eela not Sinhala’ - Ponniyin Selvan mired in controversy

Tamil Guardian 25 Sep 2022
However, the Tamil trailer for the movie refers to the island as Illankai or Lanka. Responding to the controversy, Tamil activists have written to Lyca Productions, which is behind the film, to request that all references to Sri Lanka as a Sinhala country be immediately removed.
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Activists, Social Organisations Urge Govt To Conduct Gram Sabha Properly

MENA FN 24 Sep 2022
(MENAFN - IANS) Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) Social organisations and activists in Tamil Nadu have urged the state government to conduct gram sabhas seriously and properly.The next gram sabha is ... .
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Another Tamil activist arrested in Mullaitivu

Tamil Guardian 23 Sep 2022
Sri Lankan police have arrested yet another Tamil activist this morning, just a day after it detained two others over a protest against the illegal construction of a Buddhist vihara in Mullaitivu ... ‘One law for Tamils, another for ...
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‘One law for Tamils, another for Sinhalese’ – Tamils protest after Sri Lankan arrests activists

Tamil Guardian 23 Sep 2022
Protests have taken place in Mullaitivu and Jaffna to condemn Sri Lanka’s arrest of two leading Tamil rights activists, just hours after they demonstrated against the illegal construction of a Buddhist vihara ... ‘Why aren’t we allowed to live on our lands?’ – Tamils protest construction of Buddhist vihara.

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