By Walter Jayawardhana

Tamil Nadu state assembley opposition leader and the Southern Indian state’s former Chief Minister accused the State’s 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 state AIADMK.

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 Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi resigned from her Upper House seat without staying for two weeks.

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.
Jayalalitha said Karunanidhi’s decision to for the MP’s to resign is mere drama and would not serve the purposes of the Tamil people.

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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