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20 November 2012 01:12 am - 32     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Monday said he was hopeful that the United Nations could effectively intervene in the Sri Lankan Tamil issue, notwithstanding an internal report that spoke of the UN’s failure to prevent mass civilian casualties during the civil war that ended in 2009.

Talking to reporters on behalf of the Tamil Eelam Supporters’ Organisation (TESO), a forum floated by him, Mr. Karunanidhi said, “I believe these efforts will definitely bear fruit. We have submitted TESO resolutions on the way forward to both the UN Human Rights Council and the UN headquarters. We are sure they will consider the issue at an appropriate time and take suitable action.”

He was answering a question from reporters on what he could expect from the UN after its own internal report had disclosed its failure in Sri Lanka.

To another question on whether he expected a Congress-led government to support his demand for a referendum to determine the future of Tamils in Sri Lanka, Mr.Karunanidhi said, “We will continue to press the Centre to extend their cooperation to us.” Elaborating, he said it was because of the DMK’s insistence that India had voted against Sri Lanka on a resolution in the UN Human Rights Council earlier this year. The DMK has also given ntice for a motion in Parliament on Sri Lanka, he added.

Earlier, at a meeting of TESO held at the DMK headquarters, the organisation thanked top UN officials for receiving the resolutions adopted by TESO at a conference held here in August. By another resolution, it was decided that TESO would approach the emissaries to India from the 17 member-states of the UN Human Rights Council and request that they help raise the issue forcefully at the global human rights forum.

By another resolution, TESO condemned the Sri Lankan government and its president Mahinda Rajapaksa for hounding out UN officials and agencies from the battle zone in the last few months of the war. “The fact that the UN, which ought to have protected the people against genocide, had left the conflict zone has now come to light through the internal report,” it said. It also hailed the British Tamil Forum for its recent resolution in London calling for an independent inquiry involving various countries under the UN auspices into charges of genocide of Tamils. (Source: The Hindu)

  Comments - 32

  • raju Tuesday, 20 November 2012 08:20 AM


    Neutral thinker Wednesday, 21 November 2012 08:16 AM

    Mr.Karunanidi was forced to involve in the the issue of Sri lankan Tamil as our own politicians are not genuinly interested in this mattar.

    ICCStats Wednesday, 21 November 2012 04:38 AM

    now that you mentioned the 'world' has to be a bit concerned about what goes on in Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine don't you think? Oh but wait - when US/Israel are slaughtering Muslims it's a battle against terror right?

    ICCStats Wednesday, 21 November 2012 04:38 AM

    by comparing Hitlers project with the SL situation you lost every bit of credibility. sorry friend you need a break.

    bernardwijeyasingha Tuesday, 20 November 2012 07:18 PM

    If China can stave off the UN interventions so can Sri Lanka. Any UN intervention must answer to the leaders of Sri Lanka why nations like China, Burma to a whole slew of other nations are getting the pass while the UN singles out Sri Lanka. In the same manner that President Rajapakse sent the ineffective Norwegian peace keeping force packing home the same can be done to the biased UN. Tamil Nadu recently had a cast war where over 170 Dalit homes were set on fire. The UN can go sniffing in Tamil Nadu of human rights violations before they address Sri Lanka

    Lobo Tuesday, 20 November 2012 11:09 AM

    kumar, then maybe they will have enough toilets and not have to dirty the streets.

    nishada Tuesday, 20 November 2012 08:57 AM

    “Karunanidhi's day dreams”. UN can intervene but not in srilanka , Possible location is Tamil Nadu , Tamils should try out LTTE like thing in Tamilnadu .

    DJ Hilton Tuesday, 20 November 2012 08:51 AM

    why dont he take some rest , as he has done it in the past...during the war.. ???

    Kabi Tuesday, 20 November 2012 08:50 AM

    Dont worry UN will rescue you as well from MR government!!!

    Rakitha Tuesday, 20 November 2012 08:28 AM

    Well done DM it seems your website has a mejority of LTTE terrorist veiwers than Sri Lankans!!!!!!!!!! keep up the LTTE word going DM...Shame on you DM........I am not a lover of MR but we Sri Lankans hate the LTTE for what they did in our nation and now this stopid LTTTE guy inTN wnats to talk crap.... Mind your business Karuna....

    Ricky Tuesday, 20 November 2012 02:07 AM

    omg, give it a rest!
    everybody in the west is also fed up with you jokers.
    it's all about you... you... you... isn't it?

    MH Tuesday, 20 November 2012 07:48 AM

    The tamil nadu joker has open his mouth again.This man was prabhakarans saviour before for his survival.Now this man is trying to survive now his karma has come even UN Cannot stop.

    Adi Tuesday, 20 November 2012 07:28 AM

    Stop shouting and first look after the Sri Lankan Tamil people who are suffering without food or shelter in your country..what a bunch of jokers the Tamil Nadu politicians are !!!

    honestly Tuesday, 20 November 2012 07:04 AM

    MR can take over Tamil Nadu.

    NE Tuesday, 20 November 2012 06:59 AM

    You can see on TV what is going on in Gaza. Nobody utters the word war crimes. Why? B'cause its backed by powerful west. Please be fair.

    kumar Tuesday, 20 November 2012 06:39 AM

    Your advice will be noted by the Tamil Nadu people. Hereafter they will select a leader who fulfill the aspiration of the majority community in Sri Lanka

    Dompe Sundaram Tuesday, 20 November 2012 06:32 AM

    yes, rest of the world had a duty to wipe out mass murderer Prabakaran & his supporters

    Lobo Tuesday, 20 November 2012 06:20 AM

    Isn't it suspicious that 3 years after the war this dubious 'internal report' surfaces? Seems because other efforts are failing the UN has come up with another plan to castigate Lanka.

    Naman Tuesday, 20 November 2012 06:19 AM

    All the above commentators are enjoying the rule of law under the present rulers!
    MK should have acted in 2008/2009
    This would have prevented the UN involvement in Sri Lanka

    Jayasiri Tuesday, 20 November 2012 06:06 AM

    This one is still worry about Prabhakaran was shot and killed and not worry about what Prabakaran killed.

    ANTON Tuesday, 20 November 2012 04:29 AM

    Hitler killed millions of people to gain power but the srilankan forces carried out only defensive attack to protect srilankans (including Tamils and Muslims) from damn terrorists. Don't compare Hitler with srilankan leaders.

    Public Abilik Tuesday, 20 November 2012 04:24 AM

    Yeah, Funny when the tigers were suicide bombing, killing innocent civilians, and conscripting child soldiers, laying illegal land mines, that none of these 'situations' came to light.

    Ariyapala Hewage Tuesday, 20 November 2012 02:28 AM

    This is the high time Tamil Nadu people to expel Karunanidhi and Jayalalitha and bring a new leader

    Anti-fraud Tuesday, 20 November 2012 02:24 AM

    Don't you think that when large numbers of civilians are killed there SHOULD BE some concern from "them, them and them?" Or are you one of those that feels that the rest of the world had no business "interfering" with Hitler's "project" too?

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