Explained: Why Mauritius is calling UK an ‘illegal colonial occupier’ over a tiny set of islands

News:Mauritius has called the UK an illegal colonial occupier after it ignored a UN mandated deadline to return the Chagos Islands. Facts: About Chagos Islands: The Chagos Archipelago is an island group in the central Indian Ocean.It is located about 1,000 miles (1,600 km) south of the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent. In the… Continue reading Explained: Why Mauritius is calling UK an ‘illegal colonial occupier’ over a tiny set of islands

India votes in favour of UNGA resolution demanding UK withdraw from Chagos Archipelago

India was among 116 nations to vote in favour of a UN General Assembly resolution on “Advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legal consequences of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965”. The resolution demanded that the UK should withdraw its colonial administration from the Chagos Archipelago unconditionally… Continue reading India votes in favour of UNGA resolution demanding UK withdraw from Chagos Archipelago

U.K. should hand over Chagos islands to Mauritius: ICJ

The International Court of Justice has ruled that the United Kingdom should hand over the administration of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean to Mauritius in order to legally complete its decolonisation. The British government ruled Mauritius from 1810 to 1968.But,under an agreement struck in 1965, in return for compensation to Mauritius and fishing… Continue reading U.K. should hand over Chagos islands to Mauritius: ICJ