Resolution seeking citizenship for Sri Lankan refugees | Minister KS Masthan informed that the budget will be passed in the coming session.

Resolution seeking citizenship for Sri Lankan refugees | Minister KS Masthan informed that the budget will be passed in the coming session.

Minister of Minority and Overseas Welfare KS Masthan has demanded that Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in Tamil Nadu be granted citizenship and that the resolution be passed during the budget session.

Citizenship to Sri Lankan refugees – Minister KS Mastan.

Minister of Minority and Overseas Welfare KS Masthan has demanded that Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in Tamil Nadu be granted citizenship and that the resolution be passed during the budget session.

More than 80,000 Sri Lankan Tamil families live in refugee camps in various districts of Tamil Nadu. Of these, 30,000 are of Indian descent.

The central government’s Citizenship Amendment Act states that “Indian citizenship will be granted to undocumented Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists from neighboring Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.” However, the Tamil people from Sri Lanka were not given citizenship.

Commenting on this, Tamil Nadu Minority Welfare and Expatriate Tamils ​​Welfare Minister KS Masthan said: Sri Lankan Tamils ​​live in 106 of the 108 refugee camps in Tamil Nadu.

The Chief Minister MK Stalin has asked the Prime Minister to take action to grant them citizenship.

A recent study looked at whether they had access to basic amenities. In addition, Rs 5.42 crore has been provided to them as coronation relief fund.

The Chief Minister MK Stalin has asked the Prime Minister to take action to grant them citizenship. The Governor’s address to the last session of the Legislative Assembly stated that the Government of Tamil Nadu would urge the Central Government to make the necessary laws and amendments to grant Indian citizenship to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees.

Resolution seeking citizenship for Sri Lankan refugees | Minister KS Masthan informed that the budget will be passed in the coming session.

Sri Lankan Tamils ​​to go out of the camp to return home and deregulating, is considered to provide time for them. He said the resolution would be passed in the coming budget session on granting them citizenship.