Judge says they were the primary victims of the racial strife in the country

The Madras High Court has made it clear that Hindu Tamils from Sri Lanka would be entitled to the provisions of the recently amended   Citizenship Act (CAA)

G.R. Swaminathan of the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court  noted that

 

 “One can take judicial notice of the fact that the Hindu Tamils of Sri Lanka were the primary victims of the racial strife,” 

According to the recent amendment to the Citizenship Act (CAA)  persecuted minorities from the immediate neighboring countries, such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, now have an opportunity to get Indian citizenship.

Now with the high court, the act will be applicable to Hindu Tamils of Sri Lanka were the primary victims of the racial strife

The court was hearing a petition filed by S. Abirami, born in India to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, and now staying in Tiruchi seeking Indian citizenship.

The judge said though the Central government would take a call on the matter, there should not be any impediment to considering the petitioner’s request.

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