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Video: Displaced Dalits in Tamil Nadu, India

In the Tiruvannamalai district of Tamil Nadu, India there are 350,000 Dalit people who are under threat of being displaced by a government-approved iron ore company. The people of the area have spoken out against the presence of this facility but at present the government is not backing down.The iron ore facility will not only displace people but also their livestock, temples, homes, educational and health facilities as well as break apart communities that have been existing here foryears.

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Video Interview: Conflict and Impunity in Sri Lanka

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Journalists are being killed, arrested and banned from entering and reporting from combat zone areas in Sri Lanka. Civilians are being held in refugee camps within their own country while the government bombards its own citizens. Suresh Premachandran, Parliament member from Sri Lanka talks about impunity and violation of inalienable rights of Tamil people in Sri Lanka. I met with Suresh at his home in Tamil Nadu, India.