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Indian conference calls for lifting ban on LTTE and slams Sri Lankan militarisation

A conference in Thanjavur to mark a decade since the genocide at Mullivaikkal condemned Sri Lanka’s militarisation of the Tamil homeland and called on both India and the European Union to lift their bans on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

The conference, organised by the World Tamil Confederation and chaired by veteran Tamil politician P Nedumaran, also called for an international accountability mechanism to prosecute those guilty of war crimes and for a referendum to determine whether a separate Tamil Eelam state should be created as part of a political solution to the island’s ethnic turmoil.

Attending the conference, MDMK general secretary Vaiko took aim at the Indian Central government stating that it was “only the betrayal by the Indian government led to the defeat of Tamils”.

“A situation is developing where the Tamil Nadu and Eelam could be destroyed at the same time,” he added. 

“BJP and its mentor RSS along with other Hindutva outfits are engulfing the whole of India. West Bengal has fallen but Tamil Nadu had been an irritant in their eye. So they have unleashed a planned attack on Tamil Nadu to destroy its natural resources, wealth by way of hydrocarbon projects.”

“Tamils were betrayed in the case of NEET. The same would happen in Cauvery issue”.

See more from the New Indian Express here.