Tamil community rallies in front of UN in Geneva
At a rally in front of the UN in Geneva, the Tamil community called for the killing of the Tamil population to be recognized as genocide.
A rally took place in front of the United Nations in Geneva on Monday. The Tamil community had mobilized across Europe to reach the Swiss city.
The aim of the rally participants was to build pressure on the United Nations to break the silence on the genocide of the Tamil people of 2008/2009 and to demand the recognition of the genocide of the Eelam Tamils.
Kurdish activists also took part in the rally in Geneva and expressed their solidarity with the Tamils in a speech. They waved Öcalan flags and flags of the Kurdish youth organization Tevgera Ciwanên Şoreşger. "The rally clearly showed that the friendship between Tamils and Kurds is unbreakable," explained one activist.
When the Sri Lankan government declared the war over on 18 May 2009, more than 70,000 Tamils had been killed. According to the United Nations, more than 146,000 people are still missing.
During the last military action, the Sri Lankan army also shelled hospitals indiscriminately, carried out mass executions and committed mass sexual violence.