The Northern muslims commemorate 21 Black October
The month of October is historic for the Northern Muslims of Sri Lanka – on this day, in 1990, the Tamil Tigers completed forcibly eviction of Northern Muslims from Northern districts of Sri Lanka – Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullaithivu, Mannar and Vavuniya. Today, the lives of these Muslims, who have been displaced for 21 years, they commemorate 21 Black October.
The northern Muslims who were forcibly evicted by the LTTE complete 21 years as IDPs today. Black October is an unforgettable part of Sri lankan Muslim history. The northern Muslims people were chased out of their own land within a period of 2 hours. The innocent people who still carry the scars of the war are suffering with many difficulties to this day.
Although numerous authorities requested the resettlement of these Muslim IDPs, they were not resettled even after more than two years have elapsed since the end of the war. The government still hadn’t arranged a proper resettlement program for these people. Many of these people are relocating to the North without any facilities or help as it is their wish to live in their hometowns. They request the authorities to provide them proper solutions for them at least in the 22nd year.