The Muslim question and resettlement of Muslim IDPs in post-war Sri Lanka
The question of Muslim identity, displacement and forcible evictions during war and their enduring socio-political impact in post-war Sri Lanka is often underplayed in the media and mainstream politics. Muslim IDPs in the East are amongst those who have been in IDP camps the longest, often in conditions no better than Tamils interned in Manik Farm. Their plight has been covered on Groundviews on a number of occasions including,
- Feature story: Cries for help from Puttalam
- The divide between Muslims and Tamils: Perspective of an IDP
- Forgotten IDPs from the North
- The voice of an IDP single mother in Puttlam
Twenty years after the Muslims were evicted from the Jaffna peninsula by the LTTE, the scars of war still remain, resettlement continues to be vexed issue and concerns unique to the Muslim community even more marginal to mainstream politics than the fulfilment of legitimate Tamil aspirations. More ..