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Updated: March 19, 2012 08:28 IST

DMK executive to discuss US-sponsored resolution

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A file photo of Anna Arivalayam, the DMK's headquarters in Chennai. The party will discuss on March 20 on the issue of “India supporting the resolution on Sri Lankan Army’s war crimes against Ealam Tamils”.
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A file photo of Anna Arivalayam, the DMK's headquarters in Chennai. The party will discuss on March 20 on the issue of “India supporting the resolution on Sri Lankan Army’s war crimes against Ealam Tamils”.

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), a constituent of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA), has convened a meeting of its high-level executive committee on March 20 to discuss India's stand on the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council.

A release issued by DMK general secretary K. Anbazhagan on Saturday announced the party's decision to convene the meeting to discuss the issue.

The Union government has been maintaining that India is against country-specific resolutions, even as DMK president M. Karunanidhi has already made it clear that India's failure to support the resolution would be deemed as a betrayal of Tamils.

On Wednesday, before leaving for election campaign in Sankarankoil, Mr. Karunanidhi, responding to a specific question, had said that the DMK's executive committee would decide on the question of withdrawal of support to the UPA government at the Centre if India failed to support the resolution against Sri Lanka.

“I alone cannot take a decision. The party's high-level executive committee will discuss and arrive at a decision,” he had said.

The copy has been corrected for factual errors.

When the people were killed mercilessly, DMK did not dare to withdraw support to UPA. Now what is big deal about this committee? They shall condemn the killing and recommend UPA to support UN resolution. Even if Central Govt doesn't, DMK would "consider it as betreyal to Tamils" and continue their support to UPA. At the most they can withdraw from Govt and support from outside, as anyway there are no working ministers from DMK at center. Sorry HINDU for putting up your Mar20 news ahead of schedule.

from:  John
Posted on: Mar 18, 2012 at 00:43 IST
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