"An independent international mechanism should be in place to probe war crimes and gross human rights violation against Sri Lankan Tamils. India should also raise the voice to bring about a political change to the Lankan Tamils," said D Raja, national secretary of the Communist Party of India (CPI), here on Saturday.
Raja addressed the media prior to a party meeting in the city. He was accompanied by CPI state secretary D Pandian and senior CPI leader R Nallakannu. He spoke about their participation and the resolutions passed in the ‘Global Tamil Conference’ held in London on November 7, 2012. Raja took strong exception to the Sri Lankan government for not obeying any resolution passed by the international community against the genocide of the Sri Lankan Tamils.
During the war against Sri Lankan Tamils, representatives from United Nations Organisation (UNO), volunteers of Red Cross Society and international and national media had been denied permission to enter war zones. The Rajapakse-led government had hidden a lot of war crimes perpetrated against the Tamils. Further, Lanka did not abide by any objective of the resolutions passed in United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva last year to probe the war crimes. Hence, an independent international mechanism must probe the war crimes and human rights violations. The secretary-general of the United Nations should raise the issue in the Security Council before the next human rights council meeting in Geneva, he said.