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Brianna StanleyNeil Braganza - Tutorial 1HUMA 18252020/03/27Sharon Bala’s - The Boat People Part 2 (127-260) 1.Describe the different perspectives people had at Savitri Kumuran’s detention review (127-134) and on the question of her thali necklace. Describe the different perspectives Mitchell and Grace had (200-205) on the question of proof and the presumption of honesty in the case. Both Grace and Singh questioned Kumurans. They believed that she was a member of a known terrorist organization the Tamil Tigers (127). Mahindan’s legal representative, Gigovaz argued to consider her mental health, which in other hearings according to Grace is a repeated argument (127). Grace wishes to deny the hearing but does not know if it is appropriate to let herout in public. Kumaran was a teacher, Singh said that Tigers had been hiring child soldiers, and Gigovaz admitted that she was educating children of eleven years and older (128). Kumuran kepta script and made no eye-catching contact with grace, which lead her to deny the truth. Grace had already searched the picture/files and discovered a picture of the lady on a driver's license" (129). Grace assumed that this was a deception as she heard the story of how her son died. The war of the Tigers would have killed her sons. The possession of herself was too absolute, her responses too good. She was not fidgeting or moving her eyes down. She got a great thought: "This lady was educated" (130). Despite Graces doubts of the women being part of the LTTE, she still allowed the women to remain in detention.The agent who helped them had taken what money she had and jewelry but left her only with the necklace that she could keep said Kumran (131). “The necklace has been confiscated, Singh said. We have now confirmed it is a Tamil tah-li, an item of jewelry only given to LTTE wives.” “These are particular tah-lis, only given to wives of LTTE fighters, Singh said. This woman is a risk to the nation’s security”(132). Priya said this thali doesn't turn her into a terroristand “I’m Tamil and I’m telling you there is no such thing as a Tiger thali” (133). Singh also insists that Ms Kumuran is a security risk, but Gigovaz pointed out nothing Ms Singh said today to explain Ms Kumuran was allegedly a security risk (134).Mitchell and Grace's different perspectives begin when Grace arrives and tells Mitchell that she had released Kumuran and he asked why she is here since she has no experience (200). He says that "Singh's arguments have a pattern?” (200) He said. Who the victim is, it doesn't matter, the situation is the same. Through his fingers, he made air quotes and said: Inadmissible on grounds of criminality. But each applicant should be assessed separately, but it is evident that Border Services has a standard set of facts. We make ambiguous claims against others around theboard. The system is not meant to work like this (203). Mitchell notes how every year we get thousands and everybody with their own mariets will be judged. But the "boat people" are viewed as a generic mass (204). Grace doesn't know, she just wondered that these stories are real
or not. Such tales, which keep her at night awake. She doesn't know the ins and outs of the