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Vaiko meets Indian PM, urges New Delhi to voice for legal action on Colombo

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 3 August 2011 09:01 No Comment]

MDMK General Secreatry Vaiko on Tuesday met Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and discussed the burning issue of Mullaipperiyaar Dam and the controversial foreign policy outlook of the Indian government towards the Sri Lankan state, sources close to the MDMK said. The meeting comes in the wake of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister reiterating the demand of imposing economic sanctions on Sri Lanka. The Indian Prime Minister responded as usual by saying that if India stopped helping Sri Lanka, China would set its foot in the island.

Mr. Vaiko urged the Indian government to openly voice for international legal action against the Sri Lankan State for the genocide committed on Eezham Tamils, to call for the withdrawal of the Sinhala forces occupying the Tamil homeland, to cease the Sinhala colonisation there and to cancel the economic and trade pacts New Delhi had entered with Colombo.

The MDMK General Secretary also sought to annul the death penalty on Perarivalan, who has been in prison for more than 20 years in connection with Rajeev Gandhi assassination.

Perarivalan, who was not aware of the intention, had bought two battery cells that were allegedly used by the assassin, the MDMK politician has told the Indian PM citing former Supreme Court Judge Krishna Aiyer, the sources further said.

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