India’s Tamil National Movement leader P Nedumaran has called upon the youth and student community to boycott US products in protest against the country’s resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) against the interests of Sri Lankan Tamils.
Nedumaran, who was on his “Tamizhar ezhuchi payanam,” in Ramanathapuram said that the U.S. had moved a resolution in the UNHRC favouring an internal inquiry into war crimes in Sri Lanka, The Hindu newspaper reported.
Alleging that two lakh Tamils were massacred by the ‘Sinhala chauvinists’ in the civil war in 2009, Nedumaran said that the Tamils would get justice only if an international probe was conducted.
He said it was unfortunate that India had supported the U.S. in the UNHRC and that the authoritarian act of the U.S. could be ended if the younger generation boycotted its products. “Only if we teach a lesson to the U.S., we could save the remaining Tamils in the island,” he said.