Lanka will keep its Tamil welfare promise: ChidambaramJune 14th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, June 14 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has said Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be told by New Delhi to fulfill his promise to rehabilitate displaced Tamils and grant equal rights to the minority community in the island-nation.
“New Delhi believes that President Rajapaksa will fulfill his promises and that India will have to wait and see,” Chidamabram said here.
He said that India’s aim is to ensure that the Sri Lankan Tamils get equal rights.
On India’s internal security, he said the country is facing many challenges such as terrorism, extremism and separatism.
Chidambaram said the Centre will adopt a “zero tolerance” policy towards terrorism and will put an end to this menace with full force.
He said he did not agree with the argument that poverty is the root cause of Naxalism as poverty exists everywhere.
He said that the coming Railway and the General budgets will take the country on the path of progress. (ANI)
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