Will India submit to Jayalaithaa’s pressure in supporting Sri Lanka?
India has not taken a final stand on a proposed resolution against Sri Lanka over alleged war crimes, said India’s External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna on Thursday.
Minister S.M.Krishna was on a private visit to Singapore and he was met by the media persons in Chennai.
Though it has been already made known of India’s position through diplomatic channels to Sri Lanka assuring the fullest support, however yesterday India’s External Affairs Minister has stated that so far India has not taken any decision on the issue of supporting Sri Lanka.
“Certainly we will take into account the overall relationship between India and Sri Lanka and the sentiments that are prevalent in our country. We will take every factor into consideration before we take a final call on our stand in Geneva,” he said.
Supporting Sri Lanka and remain friendly with the Island Nation is an issue of National Security. The Union Government of India it is said to be considering all issues connected with Sri Lanka as a subject belongs to the national security and good neighborly friendly relationship.
But in the meantime, Mr. Krishana’s comments come days after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa who shot off two letters to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking India’s support to the U.S.-backed resolution against Sri Lanka for alleged human rights violations during the civil war.
Anyhow, it is believed that India remained engaged with Sri Lanka throughout Sri Lanka’s conflict with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam till its end in 19th May 2009 and it is impossible for India to backtrack at any given time, because of the pressure originating from a pro-LTTE Chief Minister of the state of Tamil Nadu.
- Asian Tribune –