(Srilankamirror) – India should declare support for the US-backed resolution against Sri Lanka in the ongoing UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva, said DMK president M. Karunanidhi today (Mar. 09).
“The tears have not dried up. If those in the Central government watched those visuals just once they would realise the importance of the plea made on behalf of the people of Tamil Nadu,” he has said in a statement.
The DMK leader’s statement comes a day after external affairs minister S. M. Krishna said that India’s stand would be taken based on the overall ties between the two neighbours and the sentiments in Tamil Nadu, PTI reports.
Noting Mr. Krishna’s remarks, the DMK leader has said that he was moved by certain visuals shot during the last part of the internal conflict involving the Sri Lankan Army and the LTTE.
DMK leader T.R. Baalu had taken up the matter with prime minister Manmohan Singh on March 2, he has said.
Quoting from the resolution moved by the US, Karunanidhi has said it called for a probe into killings and abduction and other human rights violations.
“Therefore, without any further delay, Indian government should consider the atrocities and war crimes unleashed by the Sri Lankan government (Army) on the Tamils, and declare that it will vote in support of the US-moved resolution,” he has stressed.