Home Minister Rijiju visits Sri Lankan refugee camp near Chennai
news Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | March 24, 2015 | 03.20 pm IST Home to at least 2000 families, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju visited a Sri Lankan refugee camp at Gummidipoondi near Chennai. Said to be one of the oldest camps in Chennai, the Minister Rijiju told reporters it was a visit on humanitarian lines. Telling families living in the camp that he was thankful that the State government had taken necessary steps to help them, he said, â€œI have visited here for the first time, its been years and no one has visited refugees especially the SL Tamilsâ€œ Saying that a memorandum given by the families would be taken up back in Delhi, he said that a report from the state government would be taken too. He said that the Central government would work with the State in providing better working conditions for the people living in the camp. The minister also discussed the demand for providing citizenship to the refugees.Â â€œWe'll take up the matter as soon as I reach Delhi,â€œ he said. Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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