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Tamil Street Tough

The anti-Sri Lanka wave in Tamil Nadu is born of new political compulsions

Tamil Street Tough
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Tamil Street Tough
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The Road To Antipathy

  • August 13: DMK-sponsored TESO conference in support of Tamil minority in Sri Lanka held in Chennai
  • Sept 2: AIADMK leader and state chief minister Jayalalitha ask Sri Lankan football teams to leave TN
  • September 3: Sri Lanka issues travel advisory, asks its nationals to stay away from Tamil Nadu
  • September 4: Sri Lankan pilgrims visiting Christian shrines in the state stoned by demonstrators
  • September 6: Delhi assures Sri Lanka all steps will be taken to safeguard safety and security of Lankan nationals

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Panic-stricken Sri Lankan pilgrims huddled in a convoy of buses with broken window panes and smashed windshields while being rushed to the Tiruchi airport in Tamil Nadu under heavy police security as they flee India—it’s hardly a picture to promote good neighbourly relations and strengthen the credentials of the world’s largest democracy.

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