Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday reportedly assured the DMK in Tamil Nadu that he would talk to External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and take appropriate action on a request of the party to support a resolution to be moved by the U.S., France and Norway against Sri Lanka in the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for “human rights violations.”
According to The Hindu newspaper DMK Parliamentary Party leader T.R. Baalu met Dr. Singh and presented a memorandum containing the DMK’s resolution passed recently in this regard. He told The Hindu that Dr. Singh promised to get back to the DMK after discussing the issue with Mr. Krishna.
“The party told the Prime Minister, reiterating DMK president M. Karunanidhi’s statement, that the DMK will not compromise anything less than a full support of the resolution [against Sri Lanka],” The hindu quoted Baalu as saying.
Mr. Karunanidhi, in a statement issued in Chennai, had urged India not to back Sri Lanka at any cost at the UNHRC meeting though Colombo had claimed New Delhi’s support.