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As distressed Sri Lankans trickle in, India’s lack of refugee policy poses problems

As distressed Sri Lankans trickle in, India’s lack of refugee policy poses problems

16 refugees, fleeing food shortage and economic misery in Sri Lanka which is facing a forex crisis, have landed in Tamil Nadu but are facing an uncertain future as India has no law to safeguard them. FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 202 Sreedevi Jayarajan Originally From: https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/distressed-sri-lankans-trickle-indias-lack-refugee-policy-poses-problems-162251 With Sri Lanka facing an economic meltdown and shortage of essentials including food and fuel, several young families have fled the island country to the shores of Tamil Nadu seeking refuge. This week, so far, 16 Sri Lankan Tamils have reached Tamil Nadu. They are from Jaffna and Kokkupadaiyan, in northern Sri Lanka, and undertook…
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TN in touch with Union govt to handle issue legally: Stalin on Sri Lankan refugees

TN in touch with Union govt to handle issue legally: Stalin on Sri Lankan refugees

The 16 Sri Lankan Tamils came in two batches of six and ten to Dhanushkodi in Rameswaram after an arduous journey on their boats on Tuesday. SRI LANKAN CRISIS THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2022  Taking cognisance of the sudden arrival of Sri Lankan nationals to the state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Thursday said the government is in touch with the Union government on how to handle the issue legally. Referring to media reports on the Lankan nationals fleeing the crisis-hit island nation and reaching the shores of Tamil Nadu, the Chief Minister said he had already instructed the…
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The hijab ban aftermath: Over 400 Muslim girls in Udupi colleges stay out of class

The hijab ban aftermath: Over 400 Muslim girls in Udupi colleges stay out of class

STUDENTS AND POLICE OUTSIDE MGM COLLEGE, UDUPI At least 232 girls studying in degree colleges and 183 girls studying in PU colleges are missing classes and examinations over the hijab row in Udupi district. MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2022 Prajwal Bhat  It is 12 pm. The sun is directly over Afsana’s head as she stands in front of her college gates. It is the third hour of classes and through the window, she can see the faces of her classmates. She can even work out that they are revising their final psychology lesson.  But Afsana Piyaji, 20, and four of her…
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Our comrade Alain Krivine is dead, his fights continue

Our comrade Alain Krivine is dead, his fights continue

Copyright Photothèque Rouge Nouveau Parti Anticapitaliste (NPA) Our comrade Alain Krivine left us today, at the age of 80. We, the comrades of the NPA, join in the grief of his family, his loved ones, and all those who were part of his struggles. For more than 65 years, Alain was a tireless activist, present in all the struggles against the ravages of the capitalist system, against injustice, for emancipation. An activist expelled from the PCF, founder and leader of the JCR, the LCR and then the NPA, leader of the Fourth International, Alain never went back on his youthful…
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‘They’re taking our jobs’—really?

‘They’re taking our jobs’—really?

PIERO ESPOSITO, STEFAN COLLIGNON and SERGIO SCICCHITANO 7th February 2022 It is widely believed that migrants have displaced indigenous workers in Europe. Widely believed, but false. Taking her place: celebrating Sweden’s National Day in Norrkoping in 2014 (Rolf_52/shutterstock.com) The arrival in 2015 of well over a million refugees, largely from the middle east and north Africa, shook the European Union again to its foundations. Old demons of nationalism and xenophobia re-emerged, populist anti-European parties gained strength and insistence on ‘national sovereignty’ blocked solutions compatible with European principles and human dignity. Many Europeans still seem to fear that acccepting migration must mean that native populations will lose out, because public resources…
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POSITION OF CMU AND UFL ON THE RECENTLY SIGNED MOU AMONG JAAF AND THREE TRADE UNIONS

POSITION OF CMU AND UFL ON THE RECENTLY SIGNED MOU AMONG JAAF AND THREE TRADE UNIONS

16th February, 2022 POSITION OF CMU AND UFL ON THE RECENTLY SIGNED MOU AMONG JAAF AND THREE TRADE UNIONS The Ceylon Mercantile Industrial and General Workers’ Union(CMU) and the United Federation of Labour (UFL) representing over 10,000 workers in Sri Lanka write this letter to  share our deep concerns regarding the recent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between Sri Lankan employer association Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) and three trade unions. MOUs such as the above, despite having little ability to override existing labour laws could have still been an opening for industry wide consensus between Employers in the Garment Sector and Trade Unions. However the…
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