With the Centre under pressure from Dravidian parties in Tamil Nadu to support a US-sponsored resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) against Sri Lanka for alleged war crimes, UPA’s key constituent DMK has convened a meeting of its high-level committee on March 20 to discuss the issue.
Party chief M Karunanidhi will chair the meeting at the party headquarters here, DMK general secretary K Anbazhagan said in a statement on Saturday. The agenda at the meeting would be “India supporting the resolution on Sri Lankan army’s war crimes against Eelam Tamils,” he said.
DMK’s decision is being perceived as a pressure tactic as Karunanidhi had repeatedly stressed on India backing the resolution at the UNHRC. He had recently said DMK would consider it as a “betrayal of Tamils” if New Delhi supports Colombo. Asked if he would review his party’s support to the Centre if it failed to concede to its demand, Karunanidhi had said he could not take a decision by himself and that the executive would decide on it.