Congress in Puducherry demand deportation of Sri Lankan Tamils in India

refugee centre    Irked over Tamil Nadu government’s decision to set free all seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, opposition Congress in Puducherry today demanded deportation of all Sri Lankan Tamils staying in India.

Addressing reporters here, former Chief Minister and Leader of the opposition, V.Vaithilingam described the decision as politically motivated with an eye on Lok Sabha polls. “All Sri Lankan Tamils staying in India should be deported,” he said.

PCC President, A.V.Subramanian said the Supreme court had not declared the convicts innocent.

Former Education Minister and president of PCC’s advocates wing A.Gandhiraj said Tamil Nadu government’s decision would be a “bad” precedent and hence it should withdraw its decision.

Later, Youth Congress activists staged a demonstration condemning the decisison to release the convicts.(Business Standard)

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