JAYALALITHA ATTACKS KARUNANIDHI FOR NOT PREVAILING UPON TAMIL TIGERS TO STOP USING CIVILIANS AS A SHIELD
By Walter Jayawardhana
Tamil Nadu state assembley opposition leader and the Southern Indian states former Chief Minister accused the States current Chief Minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi of actively supporting the Tamil Tigers and not doing anything for the poor Tamil civilians who are being used as a human shield by the Tamil Tigers to safeguard themselves.
Reports reveal that Tamil Tigers are using the innocent civilians,
living in that area, as human shield by preventing the Tamils from leaving
to safer places. This horrible practice of using civilians as human
shield must be stopped forthwith, she said.
Jeyalalitha Jeyaram, who is popularly known as Amma (mother)
in Indian politics is also the leader of the other large party in the
She challenged Karunanidhi to prevail upon the terrorist group to send
the innocent civilians to safer areas where they are not purposely exposed
to the horrors of war by the Tamil Tigers, Jayalalitha said. AIADMK
, the political party she heads officially boycotted the All Party
Meeting Karunanidhi presided over two days ago on the Sri Lankan
crisis . Karunanidhi in a statement after the meeting claimed they decided
that all parties in the Tamil Nadu should resign from their parliamentary
memberships both in the lower house and upper house if the New Delhi
government does not impose a ceasefire on the Sri Lankan government
within two weeks.
But contrary to the announced agreement Karunanidhis daughter
Kanimozhi resigned from her Upper House seat without staying for two
New Delhi government also said , they cannot impose such measures as
they could not interfere with the sovereignty of a foreign government.
Jeyalalitha in her statement accused karunanidhi of duplicity and charged
that he was only trying to safeguard a terrorist group which is banned
in India and least bothered about the civilians.
Jayalalith said the Indian government does not have the power to interfere
with the Sri lanka government and stop the war as it would open floodgates
to interfere with the sovereignty of India by other countries.
She said she is amazed that this basic fact is not known by a person
who had held the Chief Ministership of the state for five times.
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