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93 elephants electrocuted in TN in last 10 yrs, says RTI activist

TeluguStop 04 Dec 2021
Chennai, Dec 4 . A Right to Information (RTI) activist from Tenkasi in Tamil Nadu, R.Pandiraja said that 93 wild elephants were electrocuted in t. Source.TeluguStop.com Read More. ....
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Mullaperiyar Dam: Kerala wants High Power Committee to convene urgent meeting

Deccan Chronicle 02 Dec 2021
The Kerala government on Thursday said Tamil Nadu opened the shutters of the Mullaperiyar Dam and released water last night without proper intimation and precautionary warning and wanted the High Power Committee to convene its urgent meeting to discuss the matter ... Tamil Nadu ...
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Political leaders, rights activists condemn Khurram Parvez’s arrest under UAPA

The Hindu 01 Dec 2021
Political leaders and human rights activists from Tamil Nadu, including MDMK founder Vaiko, VCK chief Thol. Thirumavalavan, MMK president Prof. Jawahi ....
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Perumal Murugan's photo used in Delhi BJP posters for slum-dwellers, party apologises

Deccan Chronicle 30 Nov 2021
Murugan is a Tamil author who has written a number of novels, short stories and poems ... Murugan had gone into a self-imposed literary exile in 2014 after he was threatened by protests from Hindutva activists against his Tamil novel Madhorubagan (One Part Woman), which they deemed offensive.
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Another British MP urges the Foreign Secretary to sanction Shavendra Silva

Tamil Guardian 30 Nov 2021
British MP, Bob Blackman, has joined a number of British MPs and Tamil activists who have called on the UK Foreign Secretary to impose Magnitsky style sanctions on Sri Lankan army commander, Shavendra Silva ... of Tamil civilians were instructed by the government to take shelter.
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Maaveerar Naal: Mullaitivu District

Tamil Guardian 30 Nov 2021
Maaveerar Naal commemorations commenced with tension in Mullaitivu, following the assault of a journalist and the arrest of another prominent Tamil activist, but saw a range of remembrance activities take place across the district.
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Scottish MPs call for an investigation into Police Scotland's training contracts

Tamil Guardian 30 Nov 2021
Police Scotland's decision follows years of campaigning by human rights activists and Tamil victim communities who decried their training contract with Sri Lanka as providing unwarranted legitimacy to Sri Lanka's abusive police force ... "It is still a fact of life for far too many Tamils that torture and disappearances are still happening.
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Netherlands Ambassador meets with Sri Lankan Foreign minister despite ongoing human rights concerns

Tamil Guardian 28 Nov 2021
The meeting comes as Police Scotland has decided to not renew their training contract with Sri Lanka following the successful campaigning of human rights activists and Tamil victim communities ... Peiris claimed confidence in the government's investigation and denied that there was a case to answer over the reported thousands of Tamil civilians killed.
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Gujarat-based stand-up comedian Faruqui announces retirement

The Telegraph India 28 Nov 2021
Advertisement. “Nafrat jeet gai, Artist haar gaya (Hate has won, the artist has lost) ... “Nope ... Bangalore-based climate activist Disha Ravi, who was arrested in February in connection with the farmer protests, tweeted ... Tamil actor and social activist Sidharth slammed Bangalore police’s “unconstitutional mindset” and added ... .
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'Tamil remembrance on Maaveerar Naal is a bulwark against Sinhala-Buddhist supremacy' - PEARL

Tamil Guardian 27 Nov 2021
"The state’s insistence on obstructing Tamil memory is intrinsically linked to the roots of the conflict in Sri Lanka," the statement noted ... Sri Lankan soldiers blocked mourners across the North-East and security forces arrested at least one prominent Tamil activist, whilst Tamils across the region attempted to mark Maaveerar Naal.
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UPDATED: Sri Lanka launches crackdown on Maaveerar Naal

Tamil Guardian 27 Nov 2021
A heavy Sri Lankan military presence blocked mourners across the North, with security forces arresting at least one prominent activist and assaulting a journalist, as a crackdown was launched today whilst Tamils attempted to mark Maaveerar Naal ... A source in Jaffna told the Tamil ...
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LEAD – Sri Lanka launches crackdown on Maaveerar Naal

Tamil Guardian 27 Nov 2021
Sri Lankan soldiers have blocked mourners across the North and security forces arrested at least one prominent Tamil activist, as a crackdown was launched this morning whilst Tamils across the region attempted to mark Maaveerar Naal.
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Refusal to renew Sri Lankan police training contract comes despite the inaction of Scottish Justice ...

Tamil Guardian 27 Nov 2021
The decision to not renew the training contract comes after years of campaigning by human rights activists and Tamil victim communities who maintain that the training provided political cover for an abusive law enforcement agency ... Read more here ... Sri Lankan police officer boasted of ‘nine murders’ say parents of murdered Tamil youth ... .
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Sri Lanka shuts down Jaffna University and demands CCTV footage after LTTE leader birthday

Tamil Guardian 26 Nov 2021
“By the afternoon, everyone was chased out,” university sources told the Tamil Guardian ... Whilst numerous activists and politicians, from across Tamil parties, reported an increase in surveillance and intimidation by security forces ahead of Maaveerar Naal on the 27th ... .
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Police and CID collecting Jaffna University CCTV footage after LTTE leader birthday

Tamil Guardian 26 Nov 2021
Whilst numerous activists and politicians, from across Tamil parties, reported an increase in surveillance and intimidation by security forces ahead of Maaveerar Naal on the 27th ... amidst a Sri Lankan military crackdown, cakes were cut in secret, throughout the Tamil homeland.
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