DMK president M.K. Stalin on Sunday said India should vote in favour of the United Nations' resolution against Sri Lanka for its war crimes and human rights violations on March 22.
In a statement in Chennai, he sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to gather the support of other member States and ensure the adoption of the resolution with adequate amendments, the Hindu reported.
“I urge the Prime Minister not to take a stand against the resolution of the United Nations,” he added.
Recalling the interviews of Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary Jayanath Colombage that India has assured support to his country, Mr. Stalin said the silence of Mr. Modi and his failure to clarify his position had created shock among the Sri Lankan Tamils.
“Even though External Affairs Minister Jaishankar visited Sri Lanka and Mr. Modi held telephonic conversation with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, it is not clear whether the U.N. resolution figured during the discussions. There is no sign that these talks took into consideration the resolution,” Mr. Stalin said.
“It is a matter of great concern and pain that the BJP government has allowed the Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary to decide India’s stand. Nine crore Tamils living across the globe will not forgive any attempt to betray the interests of Sri Lankan Tamils,” he added.