The Diego Garcia and Chagos Council has spoken against suing the UK in the International Court of Justice. Mauritian PM, Sir Anerood Jugnauth (SAJ), had previously given an ultimatum to British authorities to have the Chagos returned to the Republic of Mauritius. Following his statements, the UK spoke against the claim of Mauritius on the Chagos in a letter of the British High Commission. Now, yet another party involved in this affair has spoken out, the Diego Garcia and Chagos Council.
The organisation’s spokesperson, Allen Vencatassin, asserts that Chagossians recognise the claim of the British on Chagos. He also criticised the attitude of Mauritius towards the people in the past. He has, thus, requested SAJ not to approach international authorities, and to abandon his intents so that Chagossians can return to their country “with dignity”; moreover, in a statement to RadioPlus, he says that many Chagossians have not renounced their British nationality.
Meanwhile, Mauritian authorities are waiting for the proposals of the British before concluding a final decision. Furthermore, SAJ will be meeting up with Olivier Bancoult from “Groupe Refugiés Chagos” at the end of this week; the latter has been fighting for the return of Chagossians to the archipelago.