DMK chief M.Karunanidhi Friday warned his party will pull out of
the UPA government if India does not press for an independent
international probe against those responsible for the genocide in
Sri Lanka in the US-sponsored resolution in the UNHRC against the
In a statement issued here late night, Karunanidhi, referring to
the US sponsored resolution at the United Nations Human Rights
Council (UNHRC), said: "India should take steps to amend the
American resolution to include that war criminals responsible for
the genocide in Sri Lanka be identified, hold a free international
enquiry against them and take time-bound appropriate action."
"If this request is not heeded, it will be meaningless for the DMK
to continue in the central government," he added.
DMK, with 18 members in the Lok Sabha, is a key constituent in the
central United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.
The party's ultimatum comes at a time when students of several
colleges in Tamil Nadu are on protest demanding action against Sri
Earlier in the Lok Sabha, DMK's T.R.Baalu said the student's
agitation is becoming intense everyday.
He said the Congress lost power in the state in 1965 owing to
students' agitation against imposition of Hindi and urged the
government to campaign at UNHRC and see that people who had
committed war crimes in Sri Lanka violating human rights are
government Friday put on hold a controversial notification making
proficiency in English a requirement for aspirants of the Indian
Administrative Service (IAS) as most Lok Sabha members opposed it.
Modi was invited by the students of Wharton to speak on Gujarat’
development. After this a few Professors circulated a petition
asking for withdrawal of the invitation. Within just few hours the
petition got a massive response and was signed not only»
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