India to suppport US resolution
New Delhi: In a victory for the DMK and the AIADMK, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said that the government intended to vote in favour of the US-led resolution against Sri lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), but the final draft of the resolution was awaited.
“We are still waiting for the final draft of the resolution, but we intend to vote in favour of the resolution,” Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in the Lok Sabha.
Speaking on the issue of alleged war crimes and Tamils in Sri Lanka, Manmohan Singh said, “India has stressed on reconciliation and healing the wounds of the Lanka Tamils. We have asked Lanka govt to stress on meaningful devolution of power.”
The Prime Minister also claimed that normalcy was returning to the Tamil areas of Sri Lanka.
DMK chief Karunanidhi welcomed the Prime Minister’s statement and said, “I welcome the Prime Minister’s statement. We will wait to see the final decision.” He also announced that the DMK will fast on March 22 for Sri Lankan Tamils.
The DMK and the AIADMK had been stepping up pressure on the Centre to vote in favour of the resolution and take a strong stand against Sri Lanka.
The resolution demands those found guilty of war crimes against Lankan Tamils be declared as war criminal.
While the DMK indicated a review of ties with the UPA, AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa wrote to the Prime Minister to take up the issue of war crimes with the United Nations.
DMK chief Karunanidhi had said, “DMK will deem it as betrayal of Tamils if Centre does not support US resolution on Lanka. I can’t decide on withdrawing support to Centre on this. We would discuss and decide in our executive meet.”
Earlier, DMK MP Kanimozhi also hoped that the Centre will “not push” the party to take a decision on its continuance in the government over India’s stand on the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lankan Government in the UN Human Rights Council.
Source: IBN Live
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It is unfortunate that big time grand criminals like George W Bush and Tony Blair are free and under no threat of being named as war criminals although they (with Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Cheney and their cabal of neo-conservative extremists) were guilty of far greater crimes against humanity in the extermination of two million Iraqis whereas Iraq had not committed any offence, while small timers like Rajapakse, Fonseka and their immediate circle are victimised under the harsh spotlight of the UNHRC in Geneva.
While it might help to keep people on the straight and narrow, and on their toes, the UN process lacks fairness and equitability, and the US agenda is insincere and not in the least born out of compassion or notions of justice by any means.
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Shame, why do India support this resolution, to satisfy tamilnadu. If they are thinking of war crimes to LTTE, why do they think what the LTTE had done.How much people they hacked to death, monks, clergies , innocent civilians. When these were happened where was this UNHRC. If India can not think of sri lankans , revert back to past, who killed their PM Rajiv Ghandhi. Sri Lanka did a great thing by destroying the most ruthless terrorist which also a big threat to India if not wiped out.Wait and see what this Jayalailtha going to do for India, same thing Prabhakaran dreamed ‘SEPARATE STATE’.
Just as I thought, India has stabbed SL in the back. Where is this ‘special relationship’ between India and SL. Some misguided naive people still continue to call India, ‘big bro’. Fine ‘big bro’ India is! India has been our nemesis for more than 2000 years and will remain so for centuries to come.
Hon President MR should call an end to this ‘special relationship’ with India. All trade with India should cease. We should strengthen our relationship with China and Russia, the rising superpowers, for more trade and all our defence needs. Infact we should sign urgent Defence Pacts with China and Russia. Let us trade-off Trinco harbour and the oil tanks (leased to India) to China for a base, in return for our Defence by China and Russia against India and USA/NATO alliance, and also to write-off all our loans from China.
Let us downgrade Indian high commission here and order the closing down of Indian Consular offices in Jaffna, Kandy and Hambantota. These are actually dens of RAW spies. This is the punishment to be meted out to India, our enemy. We do not need their loans at high interest, for their Indian labour to invade SL to ‘build’ our rail network and road networks. We can employ our own skilled and unskilled labour to build our new rail networks and road netwqorks and other infrastructures. They will do a better job infact, under the supervision of Chinese experts. I do hope the MR brothers will have the spine to confront India for the enemy it is.
The next step is to cancel the 13th Ammendement to the Constitution, which had been enacted under duress from Rajiv Gandhi. Having such Provincial Councils in a samll country like SL is costing us dear. We can have local govts, without Councils and their own parliaments. I hope the MR bros will have the spine to do so, instead of being a slave to India, to do its bidding. What a shame!
We should also ban the use of the term ‘eelam’ by Tamil political parties. It is a threat to our sovreignty. We should also ban TNA, as the political face of the LTTE, whose members were handpicked by VP, to be elected to SL Parliament under duress to the Tamil electorate by LTTE. All Tamil parties represetning Tamil nationalism and Federalism should be banned. Only those Tamil parties who are prepared to work with the GOSL for ONE COUNTRY ONE NATION should be allowed. Let a clear warning be sent to India, USA and imperial West not to interfere in the internal matters of SL, for their vested interests.
Guys, Don’t just be hurry & wait for a while. There’re more views & means of this than all you sense.!
This might be a trick of india to make happy tamils while knowing & expecting the definite defeat of US resolution.
Because if this be defeated by SL with favour of large amount of votes including indian vote, then india ends up making enemy of its own state for the cost of their unimportant voting.
Politicians are cunning than all of you & that’s how they steal your votes also. Who knows what they aim.? So this “glad news” might for tamils & not for SL. Gosl might have informed already by india secretly.. Who can say not.?
Also they said early that “no support” for country specific resolutions & now say they support. So one of these should be false. Anyway just one vote might not important for SL also than it be important for india to tie up it’s own state. Coz tamils who pursuade this are like mad bulls. so is it important to give just a one vote for which’s going to win definitly, than getting controlled Tamilnadu..?
This’s a reasonable hidden meaning of indian decision.
there is fact that in recent hisotry, US backed resolution never failed.
we tamils in srilanka already decided that living under allied countries(US,Canada,UK,Norway) good for us, they only give peice ful life.tamil elam in srilanka will allied countries anex that means exteneted country outside allied countries.
Nick, I come back to this site almost a year + later and you still have not stopped ranting against India and even the contents are the same .. 13th amendment, low grade stuff from India, et al . If you feel betrayed by us for 2000 + years; i am sure things will not change overnight. My suggestion .. get into mainstream politics / media and be the change … and do something than just blogging.