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Indian govt. agrees to bring resolution on SL In a bid to placate a combative Karunanidhi

Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s United Progressive Alliance (UPA) today decided to bring a resolution on the Sri Lankan Tamil issue in Parliament in a bid to placate its key ally Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).Sources said the government is drafting a resolution to be brought in Parliament.The DMK’s sulking chief Muthuvel Karunanidhi announced in Chennai this morning that he was withdrawing its support to the ruling coalition for ignoring its demand to introduce tough amendments to the United States-sponsored resolution at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, calling for an independent international probe into human rights violations in Sri Lanka during the last phase of Eelam War IV in 2009.He also wants that Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his brother and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and others should be tried and punished for “war crimes” committed against innocent Tamils while putting a bloody end to the war against the LTTE.However, Karunanidhi has made it clear that the DMK will reconsider its decision if India supports a strong resolution at the UNHRC and brings a resolution in Parliament on the issue.The decision to introduce the resolution in Parliament was taken after a meeting of the Congress Core Group, hours after Karunanidhi announced that his party will withdraw support to the UPA.Chidambaram said the Congress Core Group, headed by party chief Sonia Gandhi, had considered the two suggestions made by the DMK at length.He said Karunanidhi’s statement “deserves all respect.”Voting at the UNHRC on the US resolution on Sri Lanka is due on Thursday. Dilip Sinha, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, is now here for consultations with the government on its next move. The resolution in the Indian Parliament has to be moved latest by Wednesday.

Author: TELO Admin