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DMK seeks resolution against Sri Lanka in parliament

By:  Tupaki Desk   |   19 March 2013 8:24 AM GMT
The DMK said Tuesday it would reconsider its decision to quit the UPA if the government passed a resolution against Sri Lanka in parliament.

"There is a window for them. We will reconsider our stand if the government passes a resolution in parliament against the atrocities on Sri Lankan Tamils," DMP MP Vasanthi Stanley told reporters.

"Look at Pakistan. They had the guts to pass a resolution against the hanging of Afzal Guru. Why cannot the Indian parliament pass a resolution on this?" the Rajya Sabha MP said.

"We had earlier expected tje government would support the US resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN. Now even that stands diluted," she added.

Stanley compared the situation in Tamil Nadu to the anti-Hindi movement of the 1960s.

"They are failing to understand the spirit of the people in Tamil Nadu, it is like they overlooked the anti-Hindi movement. We are just reflecting the popular sentiment," she said.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla told reporters that they had initiated the process of "consultation" for formulating a resolution as demanded by the DMK.

"We are consulting other parties... If it has to be passed, is has to be passed only after consulting all parties," Shukla said.