Sonia tells Karunanidhi she shares his concern about SL

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Stating that she shared the concerns of DMK chief M Karunanidhi regarding Sri Lankan Tamils issue, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi has told him that she "shall take up the matter" with the External Affairs Minister.
 
"I share your concern regarding the disturbing developments in Sri Lanka vis-a-vis the Tamils. I shall take up the matter with the Minister of External Affairs (Salman Khurshid)," she said in her January 30, 2013 letter to Karunanidhi.
 
The Congress President's response to a January 19, 2013 letter by Karunanidhi was posted on DMK leader's page in micro-blogging site Twitter.
 
In identical letters to Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Karunanidhi, whose DMK is a key constituent of ruling UPA, had claimed Tamils in Sri Lanka were living in an "oppressive environment," and sought the Centre's intervention to "stop this atrocity," as India had a "moral obligation" to do so.
 
Meanwhile, the Karunanidhi-led Tamil Eealam Supporters' Organisation today anounced a 'black outfit' protest here on February 8 opposing the proposed visit by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse to India.
 
A TESO meeting presided by Karunanidhi also resolved to hold a national conference in Delhi in March to highlight the 'sufferings and difficulties' faced by Lankan Tamils, proposing to invite all political leaders, a release said.
 
Holding Rajapakse instrumental for the sufferings of the ethnic minority in the island nation, TESO resolved that Tamils in India will never accept his visit to the country.
 
"He considers India's hand of friendship and its sense of hospitality as its weakness. Central government should not encourage his visit to India," it said.
 
The Lankan President is scheduled to arrive in Chennai soon on a visit to Bodh Gaya and Tirupati.
 
Among others, the meeting asked India to support a US-sponsored Sri Lanka specific reoslution in the United Nations Human Rights Council next month.(PTI)
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  • Laiya Wednesday, 06 February 2013 08:45 AM

    Jacoob Aiya,

    How many innocent Sinhalese were butchered by Prabhakaran? You don't have a heart for those innocent people. However now there are no more killing of innocent people in SL whether they are Tamil, Muslim or Sinhalese.

    reader Tuesday, 05 February 2013 01:42 AM

    They (Karunanidhi) is supporting LTTE
    Sonia agrees with Karunanidhi
    LTTE Killed Rajiv Ghandhi
    So Sonia is OK with her husband being killed by the LTTE

    its simple as that madam you have forgotten family for political mileage

    Arul Tuesday, 05 February 2013 01:54 AM

    Yes, but how does it related to the current HR issues in Srilanka. Still old LTTE issue!

    MMJ Tuesday, 05 February 2013 12:00 AM

    she has forgotten Rajiv Gandhi. Well, she'll remember soon. via DM Android App

    jacoob Tuesday, 05 February 2013 12:02 PM

    Chandre,

    You meant to say that sl govt did not butcher 1000's of innocent tamil civilians during june/july 2009 ??

    sri lankan Tuesday, 05 February 2013 01:53 AM

    Curious i think you are one who has got caught to the kings boru show campaign. To the masses we are not afraid of anyone.. we are a super economy.. but in reality we go behind the very same western powers to seek world bank and imf money. Just so that you may know India does not depend on international funds to sustain themselves. Learn the the reality do not be like Alice in wonderland .

    ANTON Tuesday, 05 February 2013 01:58 AM

    WE'LL SHARE OUR CONCERN ABOUT SHARUK KHAN'S STATEMENT.

    Lobo Tuesday, 05 February 2013 02:19 AM

    Both talking about matters they know nothing about other than what they've heard from biased parties and those who stand to gain by prolonging the friction.

    lalitha Tuesday, 05 February 2013 02:30 AM

    MR's rule coming to a end

    kumar Tuesday, 05 February 2013 12:19 PM

    Have you forget that it was a Sinhalese sailor who attempt that first

    pooooja packsa Tuesday, 05 February 2013 12:23 PM

    You made sinhale is the only language for political gain , that the root course of all conflicts, be re-minded of that.

    Nithya Tuesday, 05 February 2013 02:56 AM

    Karunanithi should retire from politics without compromising India's foreign relations.

    Jan Chandra Tuesday, 05 February 2013 07:12 AM

    Here we go again. India will let us down at the most critical moment. It is strange that there are no concerns when it comes to doing business. These guys can never be trusted.

    nicky karunarathna Tuesday, 05 February 2013 03:01 AM

    There is no end to this Tamil racist problem insight. The best thing is - whoever tell that he was illtreated in SL to repatriate to TN. Then they can give five star living conditions in their land.

    pooooja packsa Tuesday, 05 February 2013 12:35 PM

    Ask MR not to land in Chennai. else where is fine, may be Bangalore.

    buffaloa citizen Tuesday, 05 February 2013 03:24 AM

    You are wrong....it was the LTTE that killed her husband. This is the level of knowledge and logic India and her leaders possess which unfortunately is missing with the sinhalese and their leaders.

    resplendant Tuesday, 05 February 2013 03:25 AM

    Right on ! Looks like she has decided to cuddle her husband's killers just like Indira Ganghi did for her son's killers.

    Mr Retort Tuesday, 05 February 2013 07:35 AM

    Who else is bias other than band wagon of king and his merry go round

    Jeewan Tuesday, 05 February 2013 07:38 AM

    We will extend our left hand to Pakistan and Right hand to China. Would you welcome that Madam ?

    Rowdy Rathana Monday, 04 February 2013 05:32 PM

    So this means at the forth coming UNHRC voting India is with Uncle Sam. Looks like King Kong Kekille's tamashas will be over soon.

    Curious Monday, 04 February 2013 05:35 PM

    Please attend to your garbage in your back yard first.

    DeSleva Monday, 04 February 2013 05:39 PM

    Well Well first time she has said she is concerned.
    That is a good start

    Rajiv Gandhi Tuesday, 05 February 2013 12:00 AM

    thanks honey...hope you will join me soon :) via DM Android App

    EW Golding Monday, 04 February 2013 05:53 PM

    Hope Delhi will join Washington in condemning Rajapakse.

    Maha Rajanani Monday, 04 February 2013 05:54 PM

    puh, how about Italy & Musaloni?.

    Powerless Monday, 04 February 2013 06:04 PM

    Keep taking the matter up, until you die.

    Tharaka Chanaka Monday, 04 February 2013 06:21 PM

    Sonia, need we remind you who killed your husband??

    Pink Panther Monday, 04 February 2013 06:31 PM

    The nose is tightening for war criminals?

    MR Monday, 04 February 2013 07:15 PM

    yes, this time India with US as India cannot have two tongue
    last time it did , what's wrong now?

    Abdul Wednesday, 06 February 2013 08:27 AM

    and we are still making trade agreements with india ?

    Thoose kade aiya Tuesday, 05 February 2013 01:15 AM

    Tamils killed your husband. shame on you soniye........

    Laiya Wednesday, 06 February 2013 08:31 AM

    Who will condemn Washinton's atrocities? Ban Ki Moon? Navi Pillay.?


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