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12 years today - 'Artillery from all directions'

Tamil Guardian 09 May 2021
Marking 12 years since the Sri Lankan military onslaught that massacred tens of thousands of Tamils, we revisit the final days leading up to the 18th of May 2009 – a date remembered around the world as ‘Tamil Genocide Day’ ... In a statement released weeks earlier, the Tamil National Alliance said, ... Tamil human rights activist abducted in Colombo.
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12 years today - With GPS co-ordinates, Sri Lanka attacks hospitals

Tamil Guardian 08 May 2021
Marking 12 years since the Sri Lankan military onslaught that massacred tens of thousands of Tamils, we revisit the final days leading up to the 18th of May 2009 – a date remembered around the world as ‘Tamil Genocide Day’ ... In a statement released weeks earlier, the Tamil National Alliance said, ... Tamil human rights activist abducted in Colombo.
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12 years today - More cluster bombs hit No Fire Zone

Tamil Guardian 07 May 2021
Marking 12 years since the Sri Lankan military onslaught that massacred tens of thousands of Tamils, we revisit the final days leading up to the 18th of May 2009 – a date remembered around the world as ‘Tamil Genocide Day’ ... In a statement released weeks earlier, the Tamil National Alliance said, ... Tamil human rights activist abducted in Colombo.
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Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed injured in bomb blast

Indian Express 06 May 2021
read more Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed injured in bomb blast13 deaths within hours trigger panic in Tamil Nadu over oxygen shortageRemembering activist Traffic Ramaswamy, who waged war against illegal posters and hoardings in Chennai.
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The Continuing Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka: An Interview With TRC’s Charanja Thavendran

Sydney Criminal Lawyers 05 May 2021
These include stopping land grabs in Tamil areas to form Sinhalese settlements that are sponsored by the government, demanding accountability of war crimes, inquiries and answers to the enforced disappearance of civilians and activists ... and human rights activists in Sri Lanka.
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Traffic Ramaswamy’s Demise: Kamal Haasan, Prashanth and other celebrities offer condolences

Pinkvilla 05 May 2021
In what came as yet another shocker to Tamil Nadu, social activist Traffic Ramaswamy passed away on Tuesday ... Kollywood celebrities including Kamal Haasan, Kasthuri Shankar, Krishna and Prashanth have written emotional notes about the activist on social media.
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13 deaths within hours trigger panic in Tamil Nadu over oxygen shortage

Indian Express 05 May 2021
HC notice to NIA on medical bail plea of tribal rights activist Stan Swamy ... read more 13 deaths within hours trigger panic in Tamil Nadu over oxygen shortageRemembering activist Traffic Ramaswamy, who waged war against illegal posters and hoardings in ChennaiHow smaller parties played big spoilers in Tamil Nadu election.
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The traffic-stopper is dead. No hoarding for him, please

The Times of India 05 May 2021
Chennai. Dictionaries and thesauruses say the English word ‘traffic’ can be both noun and verb. In Tamil Nadu, particularly in judicial and activist circles, however, it is a proper noun referring to a man — Traffic K R Ramaswamy, aged 87. It started as a hobby more than 30 years ago ... He preened when motorists called him Traffic Ramaswamy ... such PILs ... .
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‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy dies due to Covid-19 at 87

Hindustan Times 04 May 2021
Eighty-seven year old social activist K R Ramaswamy, popularly known as ‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy died in Chennai on Tuesday after battling complications of Covid-19 ... In 2018, a Tamil biopic of him was released in cinemas ... Politicians and public mourned the loss of the activist who brought several changes for the better in Tamil Nadu.
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'We are bracing ourselves' – Fears over Sri Lanka’s rising coronavirus cases and its militarised response

Tamil Guardian 04 May 2021
In the Tamil North meanwhile, a Tamil Hindu religious festival took place in Jaffna, with hundreds of devotees in attendance ... A Tamil home in Vavuniya last year, one of the districts that were hit particularly hard by the lockdown ... The Sri Lankan police warned one local Tamil activist, “If you light lamps, the army will shoot you”.
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Traffic Ramaswamy dies in Chennai

The Times of India 04 May 2021
Social activist , popularly known as , died in Chennai on Tuesday evening ... In Tamil Nadu, particularly judicial and activist circles, however, Traffic is a proper noun referring to a man -- Traffic K R Ramaswamy ... Perhaps Traffic Ramaswamy is the only activist who managed to ...
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EC Rejects TMC's Request For Recount in Nandigram After Suvendu Adhikari Declared Winner

Yahoo Daily News 03 May 2021
Read full article. News183 May 2021, 3.17 am·2-min read ... The BJP on the other hand said that some of its leaders, including Suvendu Adhikari, were heckled by TMC activists ... “He is a traitor. He took to unfair means to change the results,” a TMC activist was heard saying. Constituency-Wise Election Results LIVE ... Tamil Nadu ... Tamil Nadu ... .
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The chilling grip of Facebook’s invisible hand

The Real News Network 03 May 2021
Akin Olla, the Nigerian-American activist, publicly wrote about how he and other left-wing activists were banned or restricted by Facebook in the lead-up to Biden’s inauguration ... Tamil activists, for instance, are routinely subjected to bans and restrictions for supporting the Tamil Tigers or legitimate resistance to the government.
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7-member panel to monitor Vedanta Sterlite's oxygen plant in Tamil Nadu; to produce 1,000 tons daily

International Business Times 01 May 2021
The company had also written to the Supreme Court which had allowed oxygen from its plant in Tuticorin which had been shut down by an order of the Tamil Nadu government following mass agitations against the Sterlite plant. The Sterlite plant was closed down in Tamil Nadu in March 2018 following months of agitation by the local people and activists.
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Kin of Sterlite victims protest SC, govt nods to reopen plant

Hindustan Times 29 Apr 2021
Some activists, who were against the re-opening, had agreed for the state to take over the plant but the Tamil Nadu government order did not make any such mention ... Though Tamil Nadu wanted to be prioritised for oxygen use, the court directed Vedanta to supply the gas to the Centre’s pool for an equitable distribution across the country.
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