India brush aside rape charges on IPKF

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India on Thursday refused to take cognizance of a Sri Lankan minister’s allegation that Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) raped Tamil women during the civil war, stating that there was no official complaint from the Sri Lankan government.

 


“Sri Lankan government has not raised this with us. We can only respond to governments, clearly and lucidly, but not voices in wilderness,” said Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin.

 

He was replying to a question seeking India’s response on the remarks made by former LTTE breakaway faction leader and now minister in Sri Lankan Cabinet Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan, known as Karuna.

 

Muralitharan alleged there was ‘evidence’ that IPKF men had raped and killed Tamils during the operation in Sri Lanka.

 

Mr. Akbaruddin described Karuna’s statement as ‘voices from the wilderness’, a similar phrase that he had earlier used for the Shahi Imam’s invitation to Pakistan Prime Minister to attend his son’s anointment ceremony as successor.

 

“These are voices in the wilderness… If I start reacting to every view, there will be no end,” he said.

 

He pointed out that the Sri Lankan government had not raised this, even though the Indian high commissioner remains in touch with them on a day-to-day basis.

 

“If they have not raised this with us, we will not respond to the voice from the wilderness,” said Akbaruddin, adding that they occupy only the ‘mindspace’ of the media. (New Indian Express)

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  • Public Sunday, 09 November 2014 08:00 AM

    Karuna, Do not stir-up the dried defecate now! it will emit bad smell.

    Sammy Sunday, 09 November 2014 09:38 AM

    Why does not Karuna, a "terrorist" turned respected Minister in the present Govt. of SL take up the matter with his own Govt. on this issue. first and make an official complaint? Why raise the issue after all this while.

    Sammy Sunday, 09 November 2014 09:44 AM

    There is no such historical truth. Maybe it is a cooked up story by Pakistan. It is the Pakistani troops who invaded Kashmir and raped women there, in the 1960s. India never even "walk" into Pakistan. Know the facts before commenting.

    Waco Sunday, 09 November 2014 11:41 AM

    India is always right according to them. That is why we can not maintain a cordial friendship with them, although they are our nabour.

    Lankan Friday, 07 November 2014 08:15 PM

    In my eyes, Karuna is not saint but what he said was true. I was abroad at the time but heard many stories happened near Kokuvil (Perambady lane), Kondavil and other parts of Jaffna.

    Manuelpillai Friday, 07 November 2014 10:20 AM

    I think that we have to take what Dr.Swarmy as one who is voicing from wilderness.Over to the present Indian ruling Party

    TJ Friday, 07 November 2014 11:06 AM

    Indians often consider a voice from the parliaments as a voice from the wilderness.

    mack Friday, 07 November 2014 09:13 PM

    who is pulling karunas strings via DM Android App

    abeyro Saturday, 08 November 2014 09:23 AM

    Why not UN human-rights commission look into this allegation as well and appoint a committee to probe the HR violations of IPKF

    Chatura Friday, 07 November 2014 12:19 PM

    People who in glass houses should not throw stones...

    ANTON Friday, 07 November 2014 01:06 PM

    NO NO THIS TIME THEY ARE CHANGING THE CLOTHES..........

    migara Friday, 07 November 2014 01:15 PM

    Hallo Yindia when your troops walked into Pakistan in sixties,you left 40000 war babies in Pakistan, This is not a voice from the wilderness but from your own history.This is part and parcel of war.So do not get uptight

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 07 November 2014 03:05 PM

    This guy Karuna, who has murdered policemen and monks whilst at the height of the LTTE struggle, has now turned into one of the super patriots and is trying to bring out this issue in order to hide his sins.

    Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Sunday, 09 November 2014 12:57 AM

    Let that be the decision of any investigation that covers the entire war in Sri Lanka by the UNHRC and not that of India

    Prasannajit Friday, 07 November 2014 03:47 PM

    Well said. That is the truth but nobody wants to talk about this massacre of policemen.


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