Friday, 28 March 2014 - 19:46
Congress loses Karunanidhi's support following India's Geneva decision
India’s DMK president M Karunanidhi today condemned India’s decision to abstain from voting on a UN resolution against Sri Lanka and said no electoral pact will now be possible with the Congress.
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Referring to his recent statement that the DMK may tie up with the Congress, he said yesterday’s decision at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva had shut Tamil doors for the Congress permanently.
The resolution was passed by majority vote in the 47-member council, with 23 countries voting for it, 12 opposing and another 12 abstaining.
Karunanidhi denounced the Indian government’s logic and said that even Congress members in Tamil Nadu would not accept the argument.
UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay states that it is the responsibility of the international community to act when a government of a country does not ensure the safety of its citizens.
She made this statement while speaking to the Al Jazeera news service after the resolution that was presented by America was passed at the UN Human Right Council Session yesterday.
Speaking further Navi Pillay stated that this proposal was not politically motivated.
The Muslim community of Kandy presented an epistle to the Kandy District Secretary after Friday’s prayers protesting against the American proposal against Sri Lanka that was adopted at the UN Human Rights Council Session.
Similarly various ideas were expressed yesterday and today regarding this at press conferences and by various political parties.