India should not support Lanka at UNHRC: Karuna
DMK said India should not support Sri Lanka in the hearings being conducted by the UNHRC in Geneva.
Chennai: DMK, a key constituent of the ruling
UPA at the Centre on Wednesday said India should not support Sri
Lanka, which is facing war crime charges, in the hearings
being conducted by the United Nations Human Rights Council in
"India should not back Sri Lanka at any cost when the UNHRC
resolution comes up for voting," DMK President M Karunanidhi
said in a statement recalling the party`s resolution adopted
at its high-level committee meeting in April, stressing that
Sri Lanka should be tried for alleged war crimes.
Citing the resolution passed in the meeting last year,
Karunanidhi said perpetrators of the alleged crimes must face
action and the Indian government should also make efforts in
Karunanidhi said Sri Lankan Minister Mahinda Samarasingha
had claimed to have suggested that India would support Sri
Lanka in the voting.
MDMK leader Vaiko yesterday wrote a letter to Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh voicing concern over India`s reported
move at the UNHRC. PMK leader S Ramadoss also expressed
concern over the issue.