Asylum seekers to stage hunger strike at Leinster House

A group of asylum seekers will stage a hunger strike today at the entrance to Leinster House in support of a man living in the Kinsale Road direct provision centre in Cork.

Nadim Hussain, an Indian asylum seeker who has worked in restaurants and as hospital security, says his asylum case was rejected by the Department of Justice despite providing it with evidence of the danger he would be in if he had to return to his native country.

The Echo reports Mr Hussain said that his parents were killed in India in March 2018 for their religious beliefs and political activities, in which he was also involved.

Human Rights Watch reported in February that the Indian government adopted laws and policies that systematically discriminate against Muslims and stigmatise government critics.


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