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Prevention should be at the heart of the UNHRC resolution

Tamil Guardian 06 Mar 2021
Keenan notes the geopolitical difficulties of a referral to the ICC but highlights that “victims’ groups and Tamil activists have welcomed the High Commissioner’s call as both an acknowledgement of the gravity of the crimes committed during the war and a reminder of the lack of domestic redress”.
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Tamils in Amparai launch hunger strike calling for Sri Lanka's referral to the ICC

Tamil Guardian 06 Mar 2021
The protest was staged outside Pandiruppu Amman temple in Kalmunai, Amparai, in solidarity with British Tamil activist Ambihai K Selvakumar who has been hunger striking for eight days, calling for decisive international action.
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Tamils in Amparai launch hunger strike as calls for Sri Lanka's referral to the ICC continue

Tamil Guardian 06 Mar 2021
The protest was staged outside Pandiruppu Amman temple in Kalmunai, Amparai, in solidarity with British Tamil activist Ambihai K Selvakumar who has been hunger striking for eight days, calling for decisive international action.
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Tamil Nadu bus conductor who planted 3 lakh saplings in 30 years wins praise

Hindustan Times 06 Mar 2021
A known eco activist, Marimuthu Yoganathan has been awarded "Eco Warrior" award by Vice-President of India, 'Unsung Hero' award by wildlife film-maker Mike Pandey and film actor John Abraham in "Timberland" function held in Delhi ... Marimuthu Yoganathan is a bus conductor in the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation by profession.
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'Tweaked' UN resolution on Sri Lanka still falls short on accountability

Tamil Guardian 05 Mar 2021
The surveillance of human rights defenders is also highlighted and comes as Tamil families of the disappeared come under increasing harassment from Sri Lankan security forces ... Tamil activists and politicians have expressed their disappointment over the draft resolution for failing to hold Sri Lanka accountable for serious human rights abuses.
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Hunger strike begins in Batticaloa as calls for international justice ramp up

Tamil Guardian 04 Mar 2021
A hunger strike has been launched in Batticaloa, in solidarity with a British Tamil woman who is protesting in London, as calls for Sri Lanka to be referred to the International Criminal Court continue to ramp up ... “The persecution of Tamils ​​here has not abated,” she added.
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British MP calls on UK government to play 'bigger role' for accountability in Sri Lanka

Tamil Guardian 04 Mar 2021
Tamil civil society, activists and politicians have expressed their disappointment over the draft resolution as it continues to delay international accountability for war crimes committed by Sri Lanka ... TCSF says draft resolution does not 'even meet the basic demands' of Tamil victims.
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‘US must assert leadership role in Sri Lanka’ - House Foreign Affairs Committee

Tamil Guardian 04 Mar 2021
However, many Tamil activists expressed disappointment at the draft, with many lobbying for the mandate of a stronger international accountability mechanism that will finally see perpetrators of mass atrocities brought to justice ... Kamala Harris - the first Black and Tamil woman to become Vice President of the USA.
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Mannar police investigate former Muslim MP for P2P participation

Tamil Guardian 03 Mar 2021
Sri Lankan security forces have been intimidating and collecting statements from Tamil and Muslim MPs, local councillors, activists and families of the disappeared across the North-East who took part in the Pottuvil to Polikandy (P2P) march ... Sri Lankan police ramp up questioning of Tamil politicians over P2P participation ... Why are Tamils marching?.
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Rooster kills owner during illegal cockfight, slashing him in groin

The Buffalo News 02 Mar 2021
Cockfights are common in the southern Indian states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka despite a countrywide ban imposed in 1960. Animals rights activists have for long been calling to control the illegal practice, which is mainly organized as part of local ...
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Sri Lanka’s Evasion of Accountability Tests the Limits of the International Human Rights System

Tamil Guardian 01 Mar 2021
This Guruparan notes was of particular concern “for activists in the majority Tamil North and East provinces, threats and intimidation continued, albeit in lesser forms and methods” ... Tamils in Jaffna commence hunger strike demanding referral of Sri Lanka to the ICC ... Sri Lanka arrests Tamil youth for Tik Tok posts after ‘cyber patrol unit’ monitoring.
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Rooster with blade tied to its leg kills owner during banned cockfight

East Bay Times 01 Mar 2021
Cockfights are common in the southern Indian states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka despite a countrywide ban imposed in 1960. Animals rights activists have for long been calling to control the illegal practice, which is mainly organized as part of local ...
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Rooster kills Indian man during banned cockfight

Irish Independent 28 Feb 2021
Cockfights are common in the southern Indian states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka despite a countrywide ban imposed in 1960. Animal rights activists have for long been calling to control the illegal practice, which is mainly ...
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