Sri Lankan refugee seeks mercy killing if not given Indian citizenship

A Sri Lankan refugee in Salem district in Tamil Nadu created a flutter on Monday by seeking mercy killing if he was not granted an Indian citizenship, the Press Trust of India reported.

Yanathan, staying in the refugee camp near Tharamangalam in the district for the last 28 years, arrived at the district collectorate and put a petition in the grievances box.

In his petition to the President of India, Yanathan said he, along with his parents, had left Sri Lanka and were living in the refugee camp since 1991.

Stating that though they were refugees by birth, they are fully Indians in upbringing and loyalty, Yanathan said the refugees living here hope India would give them a new life.

But, the Citizenship Amendment Act brought out by the government of India has put paid his hope of getting Indian citizenship, which was also the dream of other refugees, he said in his petition.

Since his dream of living as an India would not come true, he should be subjected to mercy killing, Yanathan said.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Sri Lanka is a peaceful country. If he can’t return to Sri Lanka to develop the country he should kill himself. He is not worthy for any country’s citizenship or mercy killing. Unfortunately, some Tamils have strange characters, they eat and breathe to live, in order to insult others. My sister never had a job nor earned a rupee. But if you talk to her she would blame anyone and everyone. If I visit Sri Lanka I will make sure that my sister cleans the walls for painting. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa must act tough on those people. He must create a system to make sure everyone become part of the development. Everyone should be involved whether cleaning streets, walls or painting. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa should ask the Indian government to send back all the Sri Lankan refugees by force as Australia does.

  2. Sri Lanka is a peaceful country. If he can’t return to Sri Lanka to develop the country he should kill himself. He is not worth for any country’s citizenship or mercy killing.

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