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Cameron’s U-Turn Shatters Chagos Islanders’ Dreams of Return



Cameron's U-Turn Shatters Chagos Islanders' Dreams of Return
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David Cameron’s refusal to allow the return of the Chagos Islanders has caused shock and anger among the community.

This comes after his predecessor had suggested discussions about resettlement were taking place with Mauritius.

The islanders were previously hopeful about the possibility of returning to their homeland, but Cameron’s announcement has dashed their hopes.

Human Rights Watch has expressed concern over this U-turn, and Chagossian groups have criticized Cameron for disregarding their human rights.

The grassroots group, Chagossian Voices, insists on their right to return and highlights the UK government’s responsibility to facilitate this.

Cameron’s position contrasts sharply with that of his predecessor, who had confirmed talks with Mauritius included the potential resettlement of the Chagos Islanders.

The resolution of this politically charged issue remains uncertain, leaving the Chagos Islanders without the prospect of returning home for now.

Source: The Guardian

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