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Bring Education under State list, says forum

‘Ensure 90% of Central government jobs in Tamil Nadu are reserved for Tamils’

Bring Education under the State list, treat the Sri Lankan Tamils fleeing the island nation as refugees and not as illegal migrants, grant tribal status to fishermen, ensure that 90% of the Central government jobs in Tamil Nadu were reserved for Tamils - these are some of the resolutions passed by People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) at a State-level Conference held in Madurai.


MLA Abdul Samad spoke on minority rights. Executive Director of People’s Watch Henri Tiphagne said human rights defenders were targeted and their voices stifled. They should be protected. Echoing his point, A. Mahaboob Batcha of SOCO Trust said an atmosphere of fear was being created to silence activists and this must not be allowed. 

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