Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M. Karunanidhi on Sunday wanted India to take forward a resolution against Sri Lanka for its alleged war crimes in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), saying such a move would reflect its commitment towards the Sri Lankan Tamil cause and the aspirations of the Tamils across the world.
Talking to reporters here, he said people of Tamil Nadu and the DMK had been keenly watching the stand of the Union government on the issue.
“I have been advocating that India should take forward a resolution. India should support the US resolution. If India moves a resolution, this would reflect its duty and the aspirations of Tamils,” he added.
When told that India had been maintaining a position that was totally against the expectations of the DMK, he said the party had brought it to the notice of the Centre.
“We hope that the Central government will respect our feeling,” he said.
Mr Karunanidhi expressed the hope that the Congress would also take part in the conference organised by the Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO) in Delhi to mobilise public opinion in favour of Sri Lankan Tamils.
He, however, denied the allegation that the Congress, especially TNCC president B.S. Gnanadesikan, was adopting double standards on the issue.
In a separate statement, Mr Karunanidhi called upon his partymen to participate in the picketing of the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission in Chennai on Tuesday.