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Monday, March 19, 2012 - 5.41 GMT
India should take an 'unequivocal stand' against resolution on SL - RSS


The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) said India should not support the resolution moved by the United States in the United Nations Human rights Council against Sri Lanka on alleged human rights violations and called on India to take an 'unequivocal stand' against the resolution.

The RSS said the resolution is a move by the US and the West to interfere in a democratically elected government's affairs that are of no concern to them directly.

"If India baulks today and adopts a 'neutral' position, it would find itself in the dock one day. India by its geo-political position must take a robust stand against the West interfering in issues not concerning them directly," an editorial in 'Organiser', the weekly magazine of RSS, said.

The Sunday editorial pointed out that "There is no case for the US or any of the European nations to dictate to a democratically elected government or try to humiliate it in a world forum that belongs as much to us as it does to them."

The RSS questioned the intention of the resolution being moved by the US after Sri Lanka ended the war and eliminated the terror reign of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) nearly three years ago.

Calling the US the biggest violator of human rights globally the editorial charged that the US is poking around the scab to reopen healing wounds.

The editorial said LTTE was not a hapless, unarmed group of peaceful activists, and it was the LTTE leader, Prabhakaran and his unyielding temperament that prevented Sri Lanka from reaching an amicable, bloodless settlement of the Tamil problem.

"It was the unflinching stand of the present Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa that saw the end of one of the longest and bloodiest wars in modern world," the Organiser editorial noted.

The RSS also points out that it is the responsibility of the Sri Lankan government to rehabilitate the victims of the civil war.

"The Tamils of Sri Lanka are citizens of that country. At best, India has an interest and moral responsibility to speak for them, which India has been doing all these decades. But it makes no case for anybody else to intervene," Organiser said.





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