Yanathan staying in the refugee camp near. More than 200 sri lankan refugees living in tamil nadu s madurai district for 29 years submitted petitions to collector s office on monday to seek the indian citizenship.
Nearly 100 000 sri lankan refugees living in india are not eligible for citizenship under a new law sparking concerns they may be forced to return to the island nation they fled during a decades.
How to get indian citizenship for sri lankan refugee. On monday they came en masse to the collectorate with a petition containing the single demand after friday s madras high court order permitting 65 tamils from sri lanka to submit fresh application. Some arrived 30 years ago others at the peak of the sri lankan civil war in the mid 2000s. As many as 457 sri lankan refugees have been living in madurai ever since they fled their worn torn nation in 1990 at the height of the civil war in sri lanka.
Currently more than 62 000 tamil refugees live in 107 camps spread throughout tamil nadu and just under 37 000 refugees live outside the camps. Status of sri lankan tamil refugees in india including information on identity documents citizenship movement employment property education government aid camp conditions and. If the sri lankan tamil who you ask does not fall under any of the category above then only one option remains.
A sri lankan refugee in salem district in tamil nadu created a flutter on monday by seeking mercy killing if he was not granted an indian citizenship. As a result if the indian tamil refugees who are stateless if decide to go back to sri lanka they can get sri lankan citizenship. Immigration and refugee board of canada sri lanka india.
Citation document symbol. Sri lankan tamil refugees have arrived in the southern indian state of tamil nadu at various times. There are over one lakh indians with dual citizenship he said.
The necessary documents for the purpose would be issued by the. To facilitate dual citizenship for tamil refugees from sri lanka the centre should sign a treaty with sri lanka he said. The fourth case is citizenship by naturalisation.
A legal foreigner a foreigner who entered india with. Sri lankan refugees at the anaiyur camp here demanded indian citizenship as they did not want to be addressed as refugees even after staying in india for more than two decades. Citizenship by descent and registration requires either indian lineage married to an indian or indian origin.
Immigration and refugee board of canada.