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Jaya wants Centre to move UN on Lanka

[Deccan Chronicle, Thursday, 21 February 2013 09:46 No Comment]

Chief minister J. Jayalalit­h­aa on Wednesday termed as “an inhuman act of ex­treme cruelty” the alleged execution of the 12-year-old Balachandran by the Sri Lankan troops and said In­dia should support the La­nka-specific resolution on human rights abuses at the March UNHRC meet in Ge­neva. India must impose an economic embargo on Sri Lanka with the cooperation of other countries as urged by the TN Assembly resolution in 2011, which was reiterated during the recent Assembly session, she told a press conference here.

“He was just a child. He had not committed any crime. He was executed in cold blood simply because he was born as the son of Prabakaran.” Photos and vi­deos of the “unforgivab­le” murder Balachandr­an and of many other Tamils revealed the mindset of the Lankan government.

“The­se systematic methodical cold-blooded killings remi­nd us of the days of Nazi Germany under Hitler, wh­en the Jews were ruthlessly exterminated simply beca­u­se they happened to be Je­ws”, the chief minister said.

Calling upon the Indian Government to talk to the U.S. and other like-minded nations to prepare a resolution to be passed in the U.N., she said India should ensure that all those guilty of war crimes in Sri Lanka “are made to stand trial before the International Court.”

Lanka row: DMK mounts pressure

Key UPA partner and TESO leader DMK on Wednesday accused the Centre of showing ‘laxity’ on the Lankan Tamils issue and mounted pressure to support the US backed resolution against Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council meet at General in March.

Breaking ice on the cold-blooded killing of slain tiger chief V. Prabhakaran’s 12-year-old son Balachandran, DMK president M. Kar­un­a­nidhi said the Channel 4 expose was proof that “Rajapakse is a war-criminal”.

“Countries need not search for more proof that Rajapakse is a war criminal as the atrocity like gunning down of Balachandran cannot be seen anywhere else,” he said adding that images of UK-based Channel 4 documentary had mov­ed political leaders in the state to tears.

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