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Message on World Refugee Day

They had been living on that piece of land for years when one day, a group of privileged people told them that they do not belong there because they are not "pure" enough or because in the hazy past, people who share the same ethnic/religious/social identity as theirs had discriminated. They are faced with two options, either to succumb to torture or to try to escape it by leaving. Some of them opt the latter, not for themselves but for their kids. The journey is risky and full of hurdles. Many perish in the process. Those who succeed then face a new set of problems. They not only have to start from a scratch but face legal and social issues... it is our plea to you, accept and empathise with them. They are victims, not encroachers. 20th June i.e. today is World Refugee Day.