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Saturday, June 08, 2013 - 15.16 GMT
SL Tamils should solve their problems through a domestic process BJP delegation


A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led team, which is currently on a tour in Sri Lanka, said Sri Lankan Tamils should not expect India to solve their political problems. These would have to be solved by the people themselves through participation in the domestic political processes

According to an Indian Express report the BJP delegation made these remarks while interacting with a wide cross section of political parties and civil society in Jaffna on Wednesday.

The leader of the six member team, Rajya Sabha member Ravi Shankar Prasad, is reported to have said that India was aware that the Tamils of the Northern provinces needed a healing touch and assured them that India was with them.

India did not have a magic wand to solve their problems he is reported to have said.

Prasad also made it clear that India saw Sri Lanka as a friendly country and would never de-stabilize it.

The six member Indian team, which has a representative of the Shiv Sena (Suresh Prabhu), an RSS official (Ram Madhav), a political commentator (Swapan Dasgupta) and a human rights activist cum advocate (Monika Arora) met several government officials besides top civil and military officials.

The BJP team also met MPs from the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in Colombo.




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