Ramadoss appeals to Centre to take Tamils issue to UN, end war

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Chennai, Nov 15 (UNI) Expressing serious concern over the ongoing military offensive against the Tamils in Sri Lanka, Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder-leader S Ramadoss today urged the Centre to immediately intervene and take the matter to the United Nations (UN) to stop the war.

Sharing Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's concern that the Lankan government was going ahead with the military offensive to wipe out both the LTTE and the Tamils, Dr Ramadoss congratulated the Chief Minister for making it clear that the island nation should stop the offensive, failing which, the Centre should tell the nation that it would think of other options.

Stating that the Lankan government was carrying out a genocide against the Tamils, the PMK leader said the UN has established the ''International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty'' to enable neighbouring countries to intervene and stop such genocides.

Eight years ago, the UN had made it clear that the ''Principle of Non-Intervention'' would not come in the way, when a section of people in a particular country were subjected to attack and when the country failed to protect the people, he said.

He also said the UN had mentioned that the neighbouring countries had the ''responsibility to protect'', when a section of people were attacked in a country by its own government.

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