[TwoCircles.Net] Indian prisoners in Colombo feel betrayed by Delhi

Amid allegations of Indian indifference towards Sri Lankan Tamils, Indian prisoners serving long sentences in Colombo’s main prison say they feel badly let down by Indian authorities.

A spokesperson for the 30 Indian men and three women in the Wellikade Jail said that despite the existence of a bilateral pact, New Delhi was making no efforts to take them back so that they could serve their sentences in Indian jails.

Most Indians in Sri Lankan jails are either from Kerala or Tamil Nadu. They were arrested for a variety of criminal offences.

“We know that all our papers have gone from Colombo to Delhi,” said the prisoner, speaking to IANS on a borrowed telephone. “It has been months now. Our medical tests for repatriation took place four months ago. […]

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