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Don`t support US resolution on SL: Swamy to govt

Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy today said India should not support the US-backed UN resolution for an inquiry into alleged human rights violations by Sri Lankan army.



Nagpur: Janata Party president Subramanian
Swamy today said India should not support the US-backed UN
resolution for an inquiry into alleged human rights violations
by Sri Lankan army, following surfacing of a video footage
purportedly showing the bullet-riddled body of LTTE chief`s
son.

"India should not act under US pressure (to back the
resolution). The slain LTTE chief himself used hundreds of
kids as shields in his fight in Sri Lanka, and the US is
killing civilians in drone attacks in Pakistan," Swamy told
reporters here.

Swamy said everywhere in the world such killings took
place in the fight against terror.

The alleged video, he said, was three-year-old and did
not prove killing of LTTE chief V Prabhakaran`s son by Sri
Lankan forces. He criticised former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
M Karunanidhi for "whipping up Tamil sentiments for a wrong
cause".

The report about the video in a British newspaper came
ahead of a crucial vote on US-backed UN Human Rights Council
resolution for an inquiry into alleged human rights violations
by Lankan army.

It purportedly showed the bullet-riddled body of
Balachandran, the 12-year-old son of Prabhakaran, stripped to
the waist with five bullet holes to the chest.

The footage dating from May 18, 2009, allegedly showed
how the Sri Lankan army engaged in crimes against humanity in
the last days of its war against LTTE.

The Sri Lankan authorities, however, dubbed the report
as "motivated and concocted".

"In our view this is a tentative report, uncorroborated
and not being authenticated. This has not been shared with us
for us to check. It goes against journalism ethics. The report
is motivated and is concocted," Lankan High Commissioner to
India Prasad Kariyawasam had told PTI after the report was
published.

PTI

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