Jayalalithaa calls for UN intervention against Lanka president for alleged war crimes

April 27th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI  

Chennai, Apr. 27 (ANI): All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday asked the UPA Government to move the UN against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for “war crimes and genocide” after the world body’s report on civilian casualties during the ethnic strife.

The Indian Express quoted Jayalalithaa, as saying: that the UN report has “made mincemeat of the Lankan government’s claim that it had conducted a humanitarian rescue operation with a zero civilian casualty policy.”

She demanded that Rajapaksa be tried for war crimes and genocide, “along with his generals and senior ministers who were party to the brutal excesses.”

Referring to Rajapaksa’s statement that the report could prove to be a hindrance to reconciliation that was underway, she said the “Sri Lankan Government did its best to see to it that the report did not see the light of day.”

“India can no longer remain a silent spectator,” said the AIADMK leader and added, “If necessary, an economic blockade will have to be resorted to in order to bring a recalcitrant Sri Lanka to heel.” (ANI)

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