June 18, 2020
Peel District School Board (PDSB) angered the Tamil community in Toronto, after it was caught erasing the words “Tamil Genocide” from a tweet it published June 4, 2020.
According to Kathir, a commenter on Twitter, this attempt at erasing history happened after a “meeting with the Sinhalese community”.
Between 4,000 and 5,000 Tamil people were killed in the genocide, before the 2002 ceasefire. This is an important piece of history, and leaving it out undeniably erases a vital piece of our past. It is also hurtful to the Tamal community, that wishes their history not be erased.
As noted, PDSB apologized, and has since corrected its mistake.
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