AIADMK MP urges Center to grant dual citizenship to Sri Lankan Tamils

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The AIADMK advocates dual citizenship because Sri Lankan Tamils ​​have immovable property in Sri Lanka, Sathyananth argued.

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updated:February 10, 2020, 10:27 p.m.

AIADMK MP urges Center to grant dual citizenship to Sri Lankan Tamils
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New Delhi: An AIADMK member on Monday urged the government in Rajya Sabha to take the necessary steps to grant dual citizenship to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in India.

AIADMK MP Vijila Sathyananth mentioned in the upper house that Lankan Tamil refugees live in 107 camps in Tamil Nadu near a Lakh, and another 36,000 remain in other countries.

The AIADMK advocates dual citizenship because Sri Lankan Tamils ​​have immovable property in Sri Lanka, Sathyananth argued.

"It is learned that the Indian constitution does not stand in the way of dual citizenship for Sri Lankan Tamils. If necessary, the Union government should make a change to this and also work towards concluding a contract with the Sri Lankan government for their property after it is granted to protect dual citizenship, "she urged.

In another mention, RK Sinha (BJP) called for a mechanism to review the "biased" media coverage of protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

"For example, when a particular news broadcaster publishes a 30-minute bulletin about CAA, everyone is filled with public opinion and editorial commentary against CAA. Such bulletins never give room for dissent or even tell what CAA is, attempts to misunderstand Clarify CAA, put it aside, "he said.

According to Sinha, such biased platforms, in the name of news and freedom of expression, are used to publish a narrative with reasoned interest and agenda.

He claimed that such media create an atmosphere of misinformation and a negative image of the country and violate the basic principles of journalism and licensing terms.

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