India’s recent act of revoking constitutional provision that had granted special autonomous status to the Muslim-majority region of Jammu and Kashmir, is now haunting its position with regard to Hindu Tamil minority in Sri Lanka.

Experts and politicians in India’s southernmost state of Tamil Nadu fear that Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the new Sri Lankan president, riding on the nationalist campaign, will follow Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s footsteps by denying promised devolution of powers to the northern and the eastern Tamil dominated provinces.

During his visit to Sri Lanka’s northern province of Jaffna in 2015, Modi had called on the majority

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