It's been 36 years since the Indian military carried out a horrifying massacre at Jaffna Hospital in the city of Jaffna, Sri Lanka on October 21, 1987.
According to eyewitness accounts cited by Tamil Guardian, Indian troops systematically conducted the massacre within the hospital premises, resulting in the tragic deaths of 47 innocent Tamil patients and 21 doctors, all of whom were ruthlessly killed.
In 2008, the Sri Lankan government officially categorized the Jaffna Massacre as a grave crime against humanity.
Prior to this event, in 1987, the Indian military had been involved in similar incidents, such as the killing of 64 civilians in Welikada, 40 in Chavakachcheri in 1988, and over 40 innocent individuals in Kokkuvil in 1989.
The Tamil community, in response to these brutal actions, referred to the Indian Peace Keeping Force as the "Indian People Killing Force."
These atrocities ignited a wave of anger, leading the Tamil people to seek retribution and ultimately compelling the Indian military to withdraw from the country.
In 1991, the individual who attempted to assassinate Rajiv Gandhi was Kalaivani Rajaratnam, who was of Tamil descent and had been ganged raped by Indian military, Tamil Guardian reports.
Tamil Guardian also reported that the Indian military's involvement in Sri Lanka resulted in severe human rights violations, including incidents of looting, massacres, and various social injustices, leaving a lasting scar on their reputation.