By Colombo Telegraph –
“A key regional ally has pulled out of India’s ruling coalition over the government’s failure to condemn alleged atrocities against Sri Lankan Tamils.” BBC reports.
According to BBC, the DMK party’s 18 MPs will not support the Congress party-led government. Five MPs who are ministers in the government will also resign from the cabinet.
DMK chief M Karunanidhi has demanded that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government pass a resolution in parliament condemning alleged atrocities committed by Sri Lankan forces against Tamils during the island’s long civil war.
He has also protested against the Indian government’s position on a resolution on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka which is before the United Nations Human Rights Council – he wants India to push for stronger language in the resolution, including the use of the word “genocide”, the BBC said.