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Jaya urges Centre to ensure rehabilitation of IDP

[New Kerala, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 06:39 No Comment]

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK General secretary J Jayalalithaa today urged the Centre to take immediate steps to rehabilitate scores of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Sri Lanka as they were suffering despite the war with the LTTE coming to an end.

In a statement here, she said the war with the LTTE was over, but the Tamils there continued to live in a pathetic condition.

Considering their plight, the Centre should take immediate steps to rehabilitate the Tamils and ensure that they were given equal rights on par with the majority Sinhalese.

Taking a dig at the Centre for supporting Lanka’s resolution in UN Human Rights Council, she sought to know the views of DMK president and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi in this regard.

She also wanted to know whether the Chief Minister had questioned the Centre for supporting the resolution.

Referring to the recent meeting between Mr Karunanidhi and Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, Ms Jayalalithaa alleged that the Sri Lankan Tamils issue did not figure in the talks.

”Mr Chidambaram met Mr Karunanidhi to discuss about the modalities of fielding his son Karti Chidambaram for the ensuing Ilayangudi Assembly bypolls”, she claimed.

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