CPI expresses solidarity with Sri Lankan Tamils

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Hyderabad, Mar 26 (UNI) Urging the UPA Government to exert its political influence over Sri Lanka to stop using armed forces against Tamil-speaking people and restart negotiations, the CPI today expressed its solidarity with the Sri Lankan masses, who have been fighting for their rights.

While adopting a resolution at the ongoing 20th National Congress here, the party urged the Centre to stop all military supplies and help to the neighbouring country till restoration of peace.

Appealing to the Centre to strengthen presence of the Coast Guard in the Palk Straits by asking the Sri Lankan Government to remove all the mines placed in the Bay of Bengal, the party observed that it had unilaterally broken the negotiations and intensified the brutal attack against the linguistic minorities, who have been struggling for their human, democratic and political rights, in the guise of fighting terrorism.

The incidents happening in the island country have been creating problems for India, leading to refugee influx, endangering the life of fishermen and causing concern for the Tamils here, the resolution added.


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