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DMK: Support US resolution against Lanka

[Deccan Chronicle, Saturday, 3 March 2012 10:38 No Comment]

DMK on Friday issued a veiled threat to the Union government over the issue of India’s stand in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) against Sri Lanka on the question of alleged war crimes conducted by it in the last phase of its war with the LTTE. The major Dravidian party insists that it may “be forced to take a decision” should India vote in favour of Sri Lanka when the resolution is taken up in Geneva.

After apprising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the issue, DMK leader M. Karunanidhi said, “My leader Dr Kalaignar will be forced to take a decision if India votes in favour of Sri Lanka.”

Even as he called on the Indian government to support the resolution moved by countries such as the US and Norway, he emphasised that “DMK will not compromise on anything less than a full support of the resolution brought by the United States, France and Norway.”

Mr Karunanidhi had on Thursday urged the UPA government to support the resolution demanding an international investigation into the war crimes allegations against the Island nation. The Sri Lankan government has been accused of having committed crimes against humanity during the final stages of the three decade long civil war that led to the decimation of the LTTE in 2009.

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