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Centre betrayed Tamils, says Kamal Haasan on India abstaining from voting

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Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Thursday criticised the government over India's decision to abstain from voting on UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution against Sri Lanka and called it a 'big betrayal of Tamils and Tamilians'.

Taking to Twitter, Kamal Haasan wrote the message in Tamil which when loosely translated in English reads: "Indian representation abstaining from voting at UN Human Rights Council on 'war crimes in Sri Lanka is a big betrayal showed by the Centre to the Tamils and Tamilians.", the India today reported.

Earlier, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin and Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary Vaiko had also condemned India’s abstention from the UNHRC vote on the resolution promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka, terming it a “betrayal” of Sri Lankan Tamils.

“What happened in Sri Lanka was not a civil war but a genocide. 1.37 lakh Sri Lankan Tamils were murdered. Schools and hospitals were bombed. In 2009, the Sri Lankan government had starved the Tamils to death. The international society had failed to intervene to end the sufferings of the Tamils in Lanka. Six countries - Britain, Germany, Canada, North Macedonia, Mantinero, Malavi - had passed a resolution to inquire into the war deaths in the UN human rights council," MDMK chief Vaiko said in a statement.

"Four days back, Sri Lankan external affairs secretary Jayanath Kolambakey said that India would support Sri Lanka in this issue and just like his statement, the Indian government’s representation has walked out from the voting session on this issue," he added.

"This is a complete betrayal by the Indian government of the Sri Lankan Tamils. Only because of elections in Tamil Nadu, the Indian government walked out of the voting, otherwise, they would have voted in favour of Sri Lanka. I condemn the manner in which the government of India has conducted itself," Vaiko said.

  Comments - 10

  • J J Muir , Historian Thursday, 25 March 2021 06:59 PM

    India did much much worse things to the Sri Lankan Tamils than abstaining in the recent UNHRC voting, over 25000 innocent Tamil men, women, and children were massacred by the Indian Army in the North and East of Sri Lanka. And still the world doesn’t know much about it.

    Zal Friday, 26 March 2021 06:45 AM

    Keep your own history to your self.

    Punchi Banda Thursday, 25 March 2021 07:06 PM

    This Kamal Hassan is yet to realise that Tamilians from Tamil Nadu are not Indians, just like Tamils in Lanka are not Lankans

    dian Friday, 26 March 2021 04:05 AM

    correct, all are humans.

    Welcome Friday, 26 March 2021 06:50 AM

    And you not a lankan but indian settled in lanka. Lol

    Chris Friday, 26 March 2021 02:14 AM

    Various foreign and local political actors and clowns keep bringing out race based discrimination as a problem in SriLanka. The Root cause of Sri Lankas current problems are more to do with lack of meaningful job creation which is a prime responsibility of any government.

    Sinna Friday, 26 March 2021 05:54 AM

    Trying to deceive people to grab their votes ,IPKF time Indians treated Tamils shamefully

    South block Friday, 26 March 2021 06:55 AM

    Concentrate on domestic issues and leave the foreign issues to the central govt.

    Buddhist Friday, 26 March 2021 07:05 AM

    Only during election time South Indian politicians worry about SL Tamils.

    hmRamasamy Friday, 26 March 2021 07:27 AM

    Kamal hassan, pls don't act in real life..

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