Home Away from Home
I can totally relate to the stresses and worries of Sri Lankan youth who have been born and bred in Indian territory after their parents fled their homeland to escape the country’s massive in-fighting. How can one possibly feel any affinity towards a country they have no recollection of? It is no wonder then how many Sri Lankan youths are actually pushing towards attaining Indian citizenship.
I believe the Indian government should try and accommodate such people by giving them the option to settle within the country and work to make a living. This would benefit the Sri Lankan government as well as capital would flow into the country in the form of remittances, thereby raising its GDP. Plus the Indian government would be able to benefit from a diverse workforce with varying talents.
Aparna Kumar Delhi, India