DMK MP Vasanthi Stanley in Rajya Sabha was quoted as saying, "Look at Pakistan. They had the guts to pass a resolution against the hanging of Afzal Guru. Why cannot the Indian parliament pass a resolution on this?"
Continuing her statement, the MP also added, "We had earlier expected that government would support the US resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN. Now even that stands diluted."
Speaking about the emotion among the people of Tamil Nadu regarding atrocities on Tamils in Sri Lanka, the MP said, "They (US) are failing to understand the spirit of the people in Tamil Nadu, it is like they overlooked the anti-Hindi movement. We are just reflecting the popular sentiment."
Stanley's statement came as the reaction on US resolution which has been diluted now. Amnesty from the UNHRC received a revised version of the original resolution.
According to sources, the draft has inserted a para 'Welcomes Sri Lankan work in rehabilitation of war-displaced Tamils'. It calls on 'respective states' rather than 'Government of Sri Lanka' to implement recommendations.
It also has mentioned new evidence of human rights violations. Surprisingly, it did not impose any new conditions on Sri Lanka.
Citing the new version of the US resolution, the DMK MP brought attention to Pakistan which had passed a resolution against India.
Pakistan sought India to hand over Afzal Guru's body to hand over to his family members in Kashmir. Guru, a convict of Parliament attack 2001, was hanged and buried inside Tihar jail in Delhi on Feb 9. The valley had witnessed violence over Guru's execution. However, the Centre overruled all demand and claimed that his body would not be handed over to his family in Kashmir.