Stalin welcomes EU court decision on LTTE listing

India’s DMK working president M K Stalin has welcomed the decision of the European court to remove LTTE from the list of terror organisations, the Times of India reported.

“It is a moment of elation as EU’s highest court has removed LTTE from this list and I view this as an important turning point in the long struggle to secure the rights of Eelam Tamils,” Stalin said in a statement on Wednesday evening.

He sought the central government to apply enough pressure on the Sri Lankan government to safeguard and deliver the rights demanded by Eelam Tamils, which they rightfully deserve.

Tamils across the globe are now looking up to the central government to take actions within its ambit and in favour of Eelam Tamils.

Stalin urged the Indian government to initiate proactive actions towards structuring a political solution and emphasise the fact that India does have a role to play in ensuring the just treatment of Eelam Tamils in Sri Lanka.

“The Government of Sri Lanka, which has systematically interfered and undermined investigations about the human rights abuses orchestrated by the Sri Lankan Army on Eelam Tamils, should understand the intent of EU’s highest court’s act of lifting the ban on LTTE and work towards ensuring meaningful share of power to Eelam Tamils, equal rights on a par with Sinhala majority and create an ecosystem for Tamils to rebuild and live their life with self-respect,” Stalin said in the statement.