The Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO), the DMK-sponsored outfit has ruled out of any intention to seek India’s intervention to liberate the North-East provinces (called Eelam areas) of the island nation and declare it as a separate nation a la Bangladesh.

The intervention for liberating Bangladesh at the behest of India was made in 1971 and now (2013) the situation in the world had changed, DMK Parliamentary Party leader T.R. Baalu told journalists here on Thursday after the TESO organised a seminar on “persecution of Sri Lankan Tamils.” He did not elaborate further.Asked whether the TESO was for creation of Tamil Eelam with India’s help as demanded by many, general secretary of Dravidar Kazhagam (DK), another constituent of TESO, K. Veeramani, said right now the organisation was more interested to ensure that India supported the cause of Sri Lankan Tamils and took steps for a permanent political settlement and peaceful rehabilitation for them besides having the right to live with dignity and self-respect.

Expressing satisfaction at the statement made on the issue by Union Health Minister and Congress general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad at the seminar, Mr. Veeramani said the TESO felt there was an improvement in the stand likely to be taken by India on the U.N. resolution.