Feb 03, Colombo: The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state of India J. Jayalalithaa today demanded the central Indian government to move a separate resolution against Sri Lanka on the alleged war crimes but expressed doubt that India will do it.
Addressing the Tamil Nadu Assembly Monday, the Chief Minister has demanded the Congress-led UPA government of India to move a separate resolution seeking punishment for those who had allegedly committed genocide against Tamil civilians during the last phase of the war against Tamil Tiger terrorists.
She had expressed doubt that the present Congress -led coalition government of India will do that before the election.
However, she has expressed confidence that following the Lok Sabha election, her party AIADMK will have power to change the Center's policies to pass a resolution against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC.
"Lok Sabha elections are going to come soon. Then the government will change and so will the scenes. AIADMK will be in a position to decide the Centre's policies. Efforts will then be taken to move a resolution against Sri Lanka (by India) at the UNHRC and make it a success," the PTI said quoting the Chief Minister.
She has also expressed regret over India's participation in the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Colombo in November last year despite the Tamil Nadu assembly passing two resolutions against it, and condemned the External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid representing India in the summit, ignoring the "overall sentiments" of Tamils.