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The all-party meeting convened by the Indian government to explore the possibility of Parliament adopting a resolution against Sri Lanka on Wednesday night saw most parties opposing such a move, leaving no scope for it.

At the 90-minute meeting, only DMK and AIADMK supported the idea of bringing a resolution.

Sources said as most of the parties were not in favour, the idea is as good as given up.

Samajwadi Party, which supports the government from outside, said Sri Lanka is a friendly country and the Indian Parliament should not pass a resolution against it.

"We are with Lankan Tamils but there is no need for a resolution by Parliament as Lanka is the only country which stood with us during the 1962 China war.

"We have recently rejected Pakistan parliament resolution on Afzal Guru. How can we do the same to a friendly neighbour. At the UNHCR, India should do what is in the national interest and interst of Tamils of Lanka," said SP leader Rewati Raman Singh while emerging from the meeting convened by parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath.

JD(U) Sharad Yadav also echoed similar views at the meeting where he is understood to have questioned the logic of adopting a resolution against a sovereign nation.

He is believed to have told the meeting that if India has to provide relief to Sri Lankan Tamils, it should do so without antagonising the host country, sources said.

Parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath said the meeting was "inconclusive". He said the meeting had been called to end the impasse in Parliament over the Lankan Tamil issue but "it has not produced any results".

Leader of opposition Sushma Swaraj questioned why all parties had been called for the meeting to discuss an issue which strictly is between the government and DMK.

DMK, which withdrew from the government yesterday, had demanded that government should get a resolution passed by Parliament against Sri Lanka.

Swaraj said the government had told the opposition that it wanted to hold the meeting to end the impasse in Parliament over Sri Lanka.

"We had never created the impasse. The impasse is between government and DMK and it is for them to sit together and resolve it," she said.

CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta said the issue was between the government and DMK to settle.(PTI)
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  • Anthony Wednesday, 20 March 2013 08:57 PM

    I hope that sanity will prevail.

    Congress Wednesday, 20 March 2013 09:55 PM

    It was the Indian Congress Government faught against the LTTE using Sri Lankan soldiers. Therefore they are also responsible for answering WAR CRIME charges. This is the major reason the Indian Congress Government decided to make changes to original US resolution. It has been a total waste of time, public funds etc., Just let it go. If the Government wants to kill any community, let them go ahead and do what they want. Why waste public funds and then increase price of essentials to meet their pay cheque.

    Dev Thursday, 21 March 2013 12:41 AM

    The Indian Gov too made a dicsion to end LTTE terrorism at that time which was looming to become a hindrance to India.

    ss Thursday, 21 March 2013 01:07 AM

    Sl stood with India in 1962? Check your facts man!! In fact SL is hostile to India in all its wars.

    Shan Thursday, 21 March 2013 01:15 AM

    Most of the Parties gathered seem to be WISE, while DMK and AIADMK appear to be VICE & OTHERWISE

    ss Thursday, 21 March 2013 01:18 AM

    India is only against Indian parliamentary resolution and not UNHRC resolution!

    Kadmin Thursday, 21 March 2013 01:42 AM

    At least the Central government got some strategy and good heads. What's TN got? Wait they showed their class to the world..

    Amila.G Thursday, 21 March 2013 01:52 AM

    Truth prevails.

    Kuldeep sharma Thursday, 21 March 2013 07:15 AM

    Indian Public like Srilanka than any other country, Tamilnadu may be an exception. War is always brutal with every one. Feeling sorry for our Tamil brothers

    bernardwijeyasingha Wednesday, 20 March 2013 08:00 PM

    It seems that the power of the DMK is crumbling by the day. First the DMK used black mail like tactics to threaten the UPA to vote against Sri Lanka or they will pull out. So they did and their bluff was called. The UPA did not crumble into a group of crying children, India did not sink into the ocean and the sun did not explored. However what did happen is the realization that the UPA can do well without the DMK and her one act pony agenda. The UPA is now free of the threats and black mails that is not only undemocratic but endangers the security of India.

    amude Thursday, 21 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Finally sanity dawns. Well done India. We defeated a terrorist outfit that killed your ex premier and could have been a threat to your nation with the support of the DMK. Everything happens for the best. Now tell karunanudhi to go back to sleep.
    We salute your decision. Lets table a resolution against the USA for invading countries and murdering leaders elected by the people for their economic benefits. JAYAWEWA


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