Sri Lankan refugees in India intercepted trying to board boat to Australi

CHENNAI- Refugee activists have called on the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu to ease restrictions on Sri Lankan refugees living in guarded camps after police intercepted a group who had escaped and were attempting to migrate to Australia. Campaigners said the case showed how desperate Sri Lankan refugees were to flee India where they have been confined to closed camps for years and have no right to work. “They are desperate people looking for a dignified life,” said P Pugalenthi, a lawyer who represents refugees in Chennai.



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