Halt Repatriation of Sri Lankan Tamils

In August 1993, the Indian government repatriated nearly 7,000 of the more than 80,000 Sri Lankan Tamils then residing in government-run refugee camps in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The refugees fled northeastern Sri Lanka in June 1990 after fighting broke out between government forces and a guerrilla army. There are indications that refugees would have been repatriated involuntarily, that they were insufficiently aware of the ongoing conflict in Sri Lanka to make informed decisions about returning, and that they may be subjected to persecution upon their return.
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