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Promises Push on Eelam Referendum

Reiterating its commitment to a separate Eelam, an independent Tamil homeland in Sri Lanka, the AIADMK on Tuesday promised to strive for bringing to book those responsible for committing war crimes against the ethnic minority in the island nation through the International Court of Justice.

Published: 26th February 2014 07:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th February 2014 07:54 AM   |  A+A-

Reiterating its commitment to a separate Eelam, an independent Tamil homeland in Sri Lanka, the AIADMK on Tuesday promised to strive for bringing to book those responsible for committing war crimes against the ethnic minority in the island nation through the International Court of Justice.

The party manifesto promised to ensure that the Centre move the United Nations to take action and render justice to the Tamils in Sri Lanka and for holding a referendum amongst Tamils in Sri Lanka and the diaspora for the formation of the Eelam.

It faulted the Karunanidhi-led DMK for not questioning the Congress-led coalition government and remaining a mute spectator when the Central government provided military training and supplied arms to the Sri Lankan Army for the annihilation of Tamils there.

Instead of taking steps to stop the genocide in Sri Lanka, the Central government had extended support to the Sri Lankan Army, which in turn resulted in the killings of a large number of Tamils, the manifesto maintained.

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