Deportation of Prabhakaran`s mother evokes sharp reax in Par
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Last Updated: Monday, April 19, 2010, 19:13
New Delhi: Government on Monday came under attack in Parliament from the Opposition and ally DMK for deporting mother of LTTE's slain leader V Prabhararan to Malaysia from where she had come to India for treatment.

The issue of deportation of 80-year-old Parvathi at Chennai airport last week, was raised both in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha by the DMK and the Left parties, while the BJP joined them seeking an explanation from the government.

Raising the matter during Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha, DMK leader T R Baalu alleged that the Tamil Nadu Government was kept in the dark about deportation of "one person". He did not name her. He asked why she was deported when she did not have any criminal record.

Senior BJP leader L K Advani said the government had not set a good tradition by deporting Parvathi, who had come here for treatment, without consulting the state government.

"Why did the Indian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur issue a visa to her," he asked.

In the Rajya Sabha, the issue was raised by D Raja (CPI) who described the treatment meted out to Prabhakaran's mother as "inhuman and shameful". On the one hand, the government claims to be rehabilitating the Sri Lankan Tamils and on the other, such happenings occur.

"What is the policy of the government?" he asked. He said the incident has "sullied" India's image.

Joining him, S S Ahluwalia (BJP) asked whether parents can be held liable for the crime committed by their children.

He described the incident as "very unfortunate" when there are efforts to pardon Nalini, convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination.

T Siva (DMK) and AIADMK members also supported them.

Baalu's statement came close on the heels of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi saying his government had no role in deportation of Parvathi and would write to the Centre to allow her to come here for medical treatment, if she insisted.


First Published: Monday, April 19, 2010, 19:13

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