Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) has demanded an independent, international inquiry into allegations of war crimes and genocide in Sri Lanka. At its National Representative Council Meeting in Coimbatore, the SDPI said that only such an inquiry would bring out the truth. At the end of it if it were to be proved that such crimes were committed, those responsible should be held guilty of genocide and committing war crimes.

The Party also urged the Indian Government to play an active role in the issue to bring to justice those accused of war crimes. It also condemned the Government for rendering help to the Sri Lankan Government and “continuing meaningless efforts” to protect Sri Lanka by calling it a friendly nation.

It also passed a resolution to urge the United Nations Organisation and the International Community to find a permanent solution to the ethnic issue and appealed to the Government to boycott the meeting of the heads of Commonwealth Countries, proposed to be held in the island nation and work to shift the Commonwealth Games from Colombo. In another resolution the SDPI asked the Government to send a team to Saudi Arabia to resolve the crisis involving Indian workers there. It also asked the Central and State Governments to provide financial assistance to those workers who would be sent home from Saudi Arabia. A. Sayeed has been elected president for a two-year period till 2015.

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