Indian outrage over Tamil war memorial demolition

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Thu, 2021-01-14 01:28

NEW DELHI:  Outrage has mounted in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu after a memorial to Tamils who lost their lives in a civil war was demolished in northern Sri Lanka last week.

The monument at the University of Jaffna was built in 2019 in memory of Tamils who perished in the 26-year conflict between Sri Lanka’s government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) from 1983-2009, which claimed an estimated 100,000 lives.

This undated photograph received on January 11, 2021 shows a general view of a war memorial in the Jaffna University before it was demolished, in Jaffna. (AFP)
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