Chennai, Mar 14 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Nadu Jayalalithaa on Wednesday informed that she has written two letters to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and urged him to support United Nations (UN) resolution against war crimes in Sri Lanka.
"I have written two letters to the Prime Minister, demanding that India should support the resolution brought by America in the United Nations Security Council against Sri Lanka. Only yesterday, I got a reply from the Prime Minister, but there was no commitment in the letter sent by the Prime Minister. So, we are not satisfied with the reply sent by the Prime Minister because he has not given a firm commitment," said Jayalalithaa.
In his reply, Singh has mentioned that India has been committed to the interests of Tamils in Sri Lanka, adding that they have launched programmes aimed at their resettlement.
The parliament witnessed uproar on the second day of the Budget Session, as several lawmakers demanded the government to support the U. N. resolution, which called for probing the allegations of atrocities committed by the army.
Union External affairs minister S M Krishna also today informed Parliament that the government was yet to take a final stand on the issue but is engaged with all parties in an effort to achieve a forward looking outcome that is based on reconciliation and accountability rather than deepening confrontation and mistrust between the concerned parties.
The pressure on India to vote against Sri Lanka has escalated after a Channel 4 documentary that purportedly shows the 12-year-old son of LTTE leader V Prabhakaran lying dead with five bullets in his chest.
Five escorts who were reportedly accompanying him to officially surrender were also killed, the documentary claims, and their bodies can be seen around his. The 60-minute film states that documents show that the child was interrogated about his father's whereabouts before he was executed. (ANI)
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