CHENNAI: DMK chief M Karunanidhi and MDMK leader Vaiko on Wednesday came down strongly on the attacks on Muslims in Sri Lanka and urged the Union government to condemn the attacks.
Alleging that the attacks were carried out with the backing of Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa, Vaiko said, “The Indian government should condemn the attack. At least after this incident, the international community should wake up to the gory side of the Lankan government”.
DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi on the other hand, sought to draw a link between the attacks in Sri Lanka and the attacks on Rohingya Muslims by Buddhist monks in Maynmar in 2012. “The Central and State governments need to raise their voice for the Muslims, on whom the focus has now shifted after the Tamils,” he said.
The PMK passed a resolution at a meeting. “The group that has carried out the attacks functions under the patronage of Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa,” alleged the PMK resolution.