Jaya wants Centre to move UN on Lanka
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.