General strike a diversionary tactic: Vaiko

March 07, 2013 02:29 am | Updated November 16, 2021 10:19 pm IST - CHENNAI

RPT : Chennai: MDMK Chief Vaiko along with members of various political parties during a protest against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Chennai on Monday. They are demanding from the Union government to vote against Sri Lanka in the UNHRC in Geneva. PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar (PTI3_4_2013_000076A)

RPT : Chennai: MDMK Chief Vaiko along with members of various political parties during a protest against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Chennai on Monday. They are demanding from the Union government to vote against Sri Lanka in the UNHRC in Geneva. PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar (PTI3_4_2013_000076A)

MDMK general secretary Vaiko on Wednesday said the US resolution against Sri Lanka for its alleged war crimes and human rights violations would not give Tamils their justice and described as “a diversionary tactic” the general strike announced by the Tamil Eelam Supporters’ Organisation (TESO) in support of the resolution.

In a statement here, Mr Vaiko said a referendum on creation of separate Eelam alone could find a permanent solution to the sufferings of the Sri Lankan Tamils.

Mr Vaiko argued that the draft of the resolution prepared by the US had not used any words to describe the genocide.

“The Central government abetted crimes against Sri Lankan Tamils and always used its ally DMK to divert the attention of the anger of the people. The general strike is one of such attempts,” he alleged.

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