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UN report: India should not bail out Sri Lankan government, says BJP

[Hindu, Wednesday, 27 April 2011 21:16 No Comment]

For violation of human rights during the final stages of the war in the island nation

India should not bail out the Sri Lankan government from being implicated in the report of the United Nations Secretary General’s panel of experts on Sri Lanka for violation of human rights during the final stages of the war in the island nation in 2009, BJP national executive member L. Ganesan said on Monday.

Speaking to reporters here, he said there had been charges that India supported, financed and armed the Sri Lankan government in its war against Tamils.

Now there are allegations that India is attempting to protect Sri Lanka from being implicated of war crimes in the report of UNSG’s panel expected to be released in a week’s time. “India should not subject itself again to be charged as supporting genocide by Sri Lanka.”

On Jan Lokpal Bill issue, he said, “The Congress is nitpicking against civil society members of Jan Lokpal Bill drafting committee.”

Asked whether the government side members in the drafting panel were not clean, he said: “If you look for clean persons then you have to search outside the Congress. They are just the government’s representatives. Only for that reason civil society members have been included and they are clean.”

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