Tamils

The Tamil people, also known as Tamilar (Tamil: தமிழர், romanized: Tamiḻar, pronounced [tamiɻaɾ] in the singular or தமிழர்கள், Tamiḻarkaḷ, [tamiɻaɾxaɭ] in the plural) or simply Tamils (), are a Dravidian ethno-linguistic group who trace their ancestry to the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Union territory of Puducherry or to Sri Lanka. Tamils constitute 5.9% of the population in India (concentrated mainly in Tamil Nadu), 15% in Sri Lanka, 6% in Mauritius, 7% in Malaysia and 5% in Singapore. Tamils, with a population of around 76 million and with a documented history stretching back over 2,000 years, are one of …

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Amnesty International · 16 May 2024 English

Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Agnès Callamard, will make her first regional visit to South Asia from 16 to 24 May 2024.

she will be joining the thousands of war-affected Tamils who will be commemorating all those lost to the


MRG: Minority Rights Group International · 24 April 2024 English

The second period begins with Not all the Spaniards were indifferent to the way the Indians were treate the 19th century and extends to the present. [...] of smallpox, reportedly …

insight''; 'the best analysis '" - • No. 25 The Tamils of Sri Lanka (Revised 1988 edition) - 'a warning


Amnesty International · 23 April 2024 Chinese

This report documents human rights concerns during 2023 in 155 countries, connecting issues at global and regional levels and looking forward to the implications for the future. States and armed …

保健和其他基本需求成为日常挑战,特 别是对于日薪收入者和马拉亚哈泰米尔人(Malaiyaha Tamils)来说。阿富汗的人道 主义危机加深,令人担心的是本已很多的依赖人道主义援助的人数会进一步增加,但


ActionAid Association (India) · 21 April 2024 English

Definition of Construction Workers The definition of construction workers in the Building and Other Construction Workers Act, 1996 should be amended and expanded in line with supply and value chains …

various Asian and African nations, with Sri Lankan Tamils, Tibetans, Afghans, Chin, and Rohingya from Myanmar


MRG: Minority Rights Group International · 18 April 2024 English

Professor Ed Garcia of the this war of attrition is to cease, the Christian majority Department of Political Science, University of the must allow for the development of Lumad and …

Minorities The Sikhs The Jews of Africa and Asia The Tamils of Sri Lanka Language, Literacy and Minorities


MRG: Minority Rights Group International · 18 April 2024 English

At the same time, 'intergroup' behaviour contribute, in their turn, to the as the political and social changes which recently occurred present and the future of the r~lations between the …

Minorities The Sikhs Minorities and Human Rights Law The Tamils of Sri Lanka Race and Law in Britain and the US


Amnesty International · 9 April 2024 English

During 2022 and 2023, Sri Lankan law enforcement authorities responded to unprecedented protests in Sri Lanka with unlawful use of tear gas and water cannon and the misuse of batons. …

1983 and ended in May 2009, tens of thousands of Tamils were forcibly disappeared by police, military, continues to seize and occupy land, while thousands of Tamils remain displaced.177 Journalists in the north


Amnesty International · 14 March 2024 English

The operationalization of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019 is a blow to the Indian constitutional values of equality and religious non-discrimination and inconsistent and incompatible with India’s international human …

Asia region such as Rohingya Muslims, Sri Lankan Tamils, Bhutanese, Hazaras, Shias and Ahmadiyyas face and have a UN Refugee status and the Sri Lankan Tamils which form the largest refugee group in India.


UN: The United Nations · 12 March 2024 English

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Tamil’s traditional homeland is continuing, and Tamils’ historical identity is destroyed with the aim abuse Tamil journalists who cover abuses against Tamils and Tamil Civil Society activists who protest these recognize that Tamil Territories are not Governing by Tamils • conducting an internationally monitored Referendum Lanka. • OHCHR’s successive reports don’t mention “Tamils” who are the victims of genocide in Sri Lanka omission and to mention the appropriate word of “TAMILS'' wherever it’s needful. Alliance internationale


MRG: Minority Rights Group International · 29 February 2024 English

Governments shall take measures, in cooperation with the peoples Document of the Copenhagen Meeting of the Conference on the concerned, to protect and preserve the environment of the territories Human …

and Minorities Sri Lanka: A Bitter Harvest The Tamils of Sri Lanka Language, Literacy and Minorities


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