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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2527

Tigers recruit young Dalit girls in Tamil Nadu as future suicide bombers

Chennai, 07 January, (Asiantribune.com): The latest move of the Tigers to overcome shortage of suicide cadres is to smuggle Dalit girls from Tamil Nadu. Most of them are underaged girls.

Indian statistics reveal that 40,000 children go missing annually and the Indian authorities have failed to tackle this issue. Dalits form a poor community of low castes with little or no education.

The Tiger agents are offering payments ranging from Rs. 10,000 up to 25,000 to the poor Dalit families for every girl recruited into the suicide cadre. Several Tiger agents have come down from Europe and America to recruit young girls by throwing money at their families.

There are some known cases where Tamil Nadu political parties recruit Dalit women, paying hefty sums of money to immolate themselves as a promotional stunt for political leaders. Agents of Tamil Tigers are hoping to cash in on this practice.

Furthermore, Dalit leaders, who support the Tigers, are aware that poor members of their community even sell body parts for paltry amounts just to survive. They have no qualms about the Tigers recruiting poor Dalit girls. Dalit leaders are said to be cooperating with the LTTE agents in recruiting Dalit underaged girls as potential suicide bombers in Sri Lanka.

According to intelligent reports, Tiger agents are involved in the recruitment of Dalit women and girls in Chennai, Salem, Madurai and Trichchy.

- Asian Tribune -

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