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28 July 2013 06:28 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Tamils in Sri Lanka should be given special protection and their safety assured, visiting BJP leader Ananth Kumar said.

On a visit to the US with BJP chief Rajnath Singh, Kumar said the Sri Lankan government should come out with a model where the Tamils will have a major say in the socio-political and economic development of the island-nation and contribute to the growth of the nation and are not discriminated against.

BJP MP and General Secretary Kumar is also the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs.

"Human rights have to be safeguarded and we want a united secular Sri Lanka where all the citizens have equal rights and are not discriminated against. We will take all steps to ensure this when we come back to power," Kumar said.

"The only way forward is how diplomacy is used and we should not shy away from strongly and effectively conveying our feelings and concerns to the Sri Lankan authorities," he said.

The foreign policy of BJP will be on the lines of national interest with a clear decisiveness, he said. (PTI)

  Comments - 11

  • Porky Pig Sunday, 28 July 2013 06:34 AM

    Not only Tamil, all the races should be given protection. We know how people going missing or killed for money.

    CROW Sunday, 28 July 2013 06:43 AM


    Suq Madique Sunday, 28 July 2013 06:56 AM

    First guarantee equal rights and safeguard your own citizens against discrimination. While you're at it, look into the human right violations is Kashmere.

    Nodrog Sunday, 28 July 2013 06:58 AM

    Where were you when the LTTE was killing off tamils and conscripting their under-aged children to be offered up as cannon fodder?

    chris Sunday, 28 July 2013 07:44 AM

    This is just to woo the DMK into the NDA fold for the next year's parlimentary elections

    Grace Sunday, 28 July 2013 09:38 AM

    And also US should ensure safety of women and under-age girls in India.

    Mad fellow Sunday, 28 July 2013 10:31 AM

    Do you need any more proof that some Indians can be real idiots?

    Porky Pig Sunday, 28 July 2013 11:02 AM

    As for Sri Lankans no proof is needed. We are all mad fools.

    Proteas Sunday, 28 July 2013 06:02 PM

    Well Said Sir. BJP is just barking because of the elections coming soon

    Rohan Sunday, 28 July 2013 06:03 PM

    Porky Pig.. then why don't you try to change it by some means rather than continously complaining?

    THAMIL NADU Monday, 29 July 2013 03:15 AM


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