Tamils’ rehabilitation: Stalin to lead Teso team for talks with Khurshid, UN envoys
Members of the revived Teso (Tamil Eelam Supporters Organization) led by DMK treasurer M. K. Stalin are coming on a two-day visit to New Delhi from January 28 to urge the Indian Government and other nations to expedite rehabilitation of war-hit Eelam Tamils.
A statement issued by the DMK Parliamentary party leader T. R. Baalu said the team would meet and urge Union External Affairs Minister Sal¬man Khurshid and ambassadors of 47 UN member nations to prevail over Sri Lanka to implement the resolution of UN Human Rights Com¬mission to hasten the rehabilitation of the war-hit Eelam Tamils and find an early political solution there.
The team comprises DK president K. Veeramani, VCK leader Thol Tiru¬mavalavan, Professor Su¬bha Veerpandian and former Union minister Sub¬bulakshmi Jagadeesan.
Referring to the 14 resolutions adopted at the Teso conference at Chennai on August 12, 2012 and subsequent representations made with the UN deputy general secretary Yan Lia Sen by Stalin earlier, the statement said that Teso led by DMK chief M. Karunanidhi has decided to approach the UN member nations to urge the world body to exert more pressure on Sri Lanka to improve the prevailing situation in the Island nation and restore the political, economic and cultural rights of Eelam Tamils .
After the conclusion of Teso meet in August last year, DMK chief Karunanidhi had said the resolution adopted at the meeting that “The meeting strongly believes that the UN intervention will not only ensure the livelihood for Tamils, but also help them determine their rights. India should take steps for this .”
- Asian Tribune -