New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Bhartiya Janata Party (BSP) prime ministerial candidate L K Advani accused the Congress- led UPA of being "insensitive" towards the Sri Lankan Tamils' cause and dismissed the use of brutal force in resolving the grave issue.
Addressing hundreds of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) members and pro-Eelam activists who began a daylong fast under the leadership of MDMK General Secretary Vaiko at New Delhi on Friday, Advani said the focus of the entire nation at this moment should be towards "ending the sufferings of the innocent" Tamil civilians in neighbouring Sri Lanka.
The activists are fasting to express sympathy on civilians stuck in the war between the Lankan army and the LTTE in north Sri Lanka.
Advani demanded a negotiated political settlement to resolve the issue.
He also condemned the bombings on hospitals in Sri Lanka and urged the Lankan government to resolve the ethnic conflict by "devolving powers" to the areas where Tamils constitute a major population. (ANI)