Chennai: The DMK is taking up the issue of Tamils in Sri Lanka and is pushing the Centre to back a US resolution that seeks a probe into the alleged atrocities committed by Sri Lankan forces. A new video is threatening to expose alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka.
"There have been several such atrocities in the Sri Lankan war. All parties in Tamil Nadu must come together. The Centre should support the US resolution in the UNHRC," DMK chief Karunanidhi said.
We are very sorry that there has been no mention of the pathetic conditions of the Tamils, who are undergoing lot of mental agony. The government has not made any mention of the human rights violation that has taken place in the recent war in Sri Lanka. More than 1 lakh people have been killed in the wars," DMK leader TR Baalu said.
The video released by Britain's Channel 4 shows slain LTTE chief Prabhakaran's 12-year-old son's body stripped to the waist with five bullet holes in the chest.
The video has surfaced at a time when Colombo is fighting off a US sponsored resolution at the UN Human Rights Council seeking to censure Colombo over its alleged war crimes. It seeks an immediate probe into the alleged atrocities by Lankan soldiers. The issue is also likely to be discussed in Parliament.