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Siddalingaiah’s poetry spoke for DalitsHis poems ‘Ikkarla, Odirla’ (Bash up and kick up) achieved cult ...

Deccan Herald 12 Jun 2021
‘Nanna Janagalu Mattu Itara Kavitegalu, Kappu Kaadina Haadu, Meravanige are some of his popular collections of poetry that are celebrated even now by young activists. His autobiography ‘Ooru Keri’ translated into English, Malayalam, Tamil, Bengali, Telugu and Hindi won critical ...
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Over 20 German Tamil refugees deported despite days of protest

Tamil Guardian 10 Jun 2021
Local Tamil activists alongside those from Amnesty International and other human rights organisations protesting outside the detention centre in an attempt to block the move for more than 70 hours ... This follows a landmark court ruling in Britain which recognised that peace Tamil activists face the threat of ill-treatment if deported to Sri Lanka.
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LIVE – Protests continue in Germany to block deportation of Tamils to Sri Lanka

Tamil Guardian 09 Jun 2021
Dozens of activists ... The deportations were scheduled to take place today, but local Tamils alongside activists from Amnesty International and other human rights organisations have been protesting outside the detention centre in an attempt to block the move for more than 70 hours.
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Activist files appeals for RTI queries in Hindi

The Times of India 09 Jun 2021
Three railway divisions in North India have replied to an RTI activist from Tamil Nadu in Hindi for the queries he raised in English. The activist, R Pandiaraja, asked four questions pertaining to elephant deaths on railway tracks and the efforts taken by the railways to bring them to an end.
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Switzerland’s draconian counter-terrorism bill will repress Tamil activists - Phoenix

Tamil Guardian 08 Jun 2021
Swiss Tamil activist group, “Phoenix - the Next Generation”, has spoken out against Switzerland’s proposed “Police Measures to Counter Terrorism” (PMT) which they warn will repress Tamil activists ... “In the 1990s, leading Tamil activists were arrested and later released.
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TN Government urges Union Government of India to ban 'The Family Man 2'!

Sify 08 Jun 2021
... of the Eelam Tamil war ... Tamil activists and filmmakers say that the show distorted the history of the Eelam Tamil War and sends out a wrong signal that Sri Lankan Tamils are terrorists.
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German Tamils protest against planned deportations

Tamil Guardian 07 Jun 2021
Tamils in Germany protested against the planned deportation of Tamil refugees to Sri Lanka, despite ongoing reports of torture and human rights abuses. Over the last few days, 14 Tamil refugees have been in arrested and detained at a detention centre in Pforzheim ... How a landmark British ruling may save Tamil activists from deportation to Sri Lanka.
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Tamil mother dies after searching for missing son for 12 years

Tamil Guardian 07 Jun 2021
Tamil families of the disappeared and Tamil activists have been calling for an international investigation into the enforced disappearances and the atrocities carried out by Sri Lanka towards the end of the armed conflict as domestic mechanisms have failed to provide any meaningful justice and accountability.
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Tamil mother dies after searching for forcibly disappeared son for 12 years

Tamil Guardian 07 Jun 2021
Tamil families of the disappeared and Tamil activists have been calling for an international investigation into the enforced disappearances and the atrocities carried out by Sri Lanka towards the end of the armed conflict as domestic mechanisms have failed to provide any meaningful justice and accountability.
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In south, Tamil Nadu schools lag in learning outcome

The Times of India 07 Jun 2021
Despite being among the top three states in school education in the country, Tamil Nadu got the lowest score among southern states in learning outcome and quality domain for 2019-20 in the Performance Grading Index (PGI) report relased by the Union ministry of education on Sunday.
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How a landmark British ruling may save Tamil activists from deportation to Sri Lanka

Tamil Guardian 05 Jun 2021
Earlier this year the Sri Lankan government has a wide-ranging proscription of hundreds of individuals and several Tamil diaspora organisations, as the regime continued to crack down on Tamil civil society and activists ... “They are all at risk,” a German Tamil activist told the Tamil Guardian.
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Human rights groups demand suspension of ‘inaccurate’ and ‘unreliable’ report used to assess Tamil refugee applications

Tamil Guardian 05 Jun 2021
A UK court has found a key document used by Home Affairs and tribunals in Australia to reject refugee applications from Sri Lankan Tamils as “unreliable” ... The tribunal has been hailed by many activists as a landmark ruling that may be significant in protecting Tamil activists from deportation to Sri Lanka.
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World Environment Day: A new proposed law backs construction projects in eco-sensitive areas

The Hindu 05 Jun 2021
From ports to hydroelectric projects, in places from Tamil Nadu to Uttarakhand, the new environmental law being drafted has come under severe criticism from activists ....
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Germany plans further Tamil deportations despite threats of torture

Tamil Guardian 03 Jun 2021
Germany is reported to be planning to deport more Tamil refugees to Sri Lanka despite the credible risks of torture and human rights abuses. This comes as Britain's Upper Tribunal has officially recognised the threat of "ill-treatment" to peaceful Tamil activists posed by the Sri Lankan state which the tribunal defines as an "authoritarian regime".
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British House of Commons speaker agrees to controversial Sri Lankan cricket match

Tamil Guardian 01 Jun 2021
British Tamils had voiced their concerns over the tour given Sri Lanka’s ... The call for a proposed cricket match further follows a landmark court ruling by the British Upper Tribunal which described Sri Lanka as an “authoritarian regime” that threatened peaceful Tamil activists.
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