Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Fleeing Tamils hit Indian political wall

By Raja Murthy

(AT)MUMBAI - The treacherously choppy Indian Ocean waters of the narrow Palk Strait, which separates India and Sri Lanka, now loom as a bridge too far for Sri Lankan Tamils trapped between the cornered Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and an uncertain welcome in India.

The Tamils escaping the conflict cross into the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu join the community of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees already there, which has shown little interest in recent demonstrations organized by local politicians supposedly on their behalf. Full Text