The British government is asking a court to ban 2,000 islanders from ever returning to their homes.The Chagossians faces new dilemma.Even if UK’s high courts have ruled twice that the people were illegally removed, the UK government has decided to appeal this decision.
Chagossians hopes are once again shattered. Why cant the British acknowledge its past mistakes? Why not let them live on the other islands? But this battle will continue as the islanders say they will not give up until they return to their “Indian ocean paradise”.
“We came here in order to ask for our rights, for our fundamental rights, for our dignity as a people, because everyone has a right to live on his birthplace” Olivier Bancoult, leader of the Chagos Refugees group