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Petitioning NDTV NDTV and 9 others

Urge Indian Government to prosecute War Criminals of Sri Lanka

 

We the People of Civil Society against  War Crimes put up a sincere appeal to the Indian Government to raise its democratic voice openly against the injustice committed on Humanity in Sri Lanka and act decisively to punish the war criminals.

Indian media has got a greater role in exposing the war crimes of Sri Lanka and also to bring out the plight of innocent Tamils in the island. Therefore we request Indian media act to immediately in this regard.  

 

We appeal to Government of India to uphold its democratic traditions and take action to demand for conducting / supporting impartial international enquiry into the alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka and to punish the guilty.

Latest Evidence for War Crimes and Genocide. Click the link

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/april272011/sri-lanka-genocide-tk.php

 

 

Letter to
NDTV NDTV
BJP Leader Advani
Foreign affairs
and 7 others
Times Now TIMES NOW
President of India Prathiba Patil
Home Minister P chidambaram
BJP Leader Sushma Swaraj
Secretary Foreign Affairs Nirupama Rao
Minister of External affairs S M Krishna
Times of India Editor Times of India
To: The Government of India

We the People of Civil Society against War Crimes put up a sincere appeal to the Indian Government to raise its democratic voice openly against the injustice committed on Humanity in Sri Lanka and act decisively to punish the war criminals.

The Tamils in Sri Lanka are fighting for an independent homeland for ethnic Tamils, claiming discrimination by the majority-Sinhalese government. The civil war in Sri Lanka between the Government security forces representing Sinhalese Nation and LTTE representing Tamil Nation, reached a genocidal proportion in May 2009. The Sri Lankan security forces aggressed the Tamil traditional homeland and indulged in massive human rights abuses against unarmed civilians. They violated the laws of war to claim victory over LTTE. The Government of Sri Lanka clamped Emergency regulations in the country, curbed the civil liberty and suppressed the press freedom to conduct a war without witness.

In January 2010 the Dublin war-crimes tribunal, conducted by Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT), held hearings on war-crime charges on Sri Lanka from eye-witnesses and other material evidence and has found that the Sri Lanka Government is "guilty of War-Crimes" and "guilty of Crimes Against Humanity." This tribunal enquired eye witnesses from several escapees from the “No Fire Zone" where more than 50,000 Tamil civilians were allegedly slaughtered by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) training heavy weapons on them. Many press reports and video footages have also emerged to show war crimes in Sri Lanka.

Recently the three-member panel appointed by the UN to investigate allegations of violating humanitarian law by the government security forces and the rebels has also reported to have found credible allegations that Sri Lankan soldiers and Tamil Tiger rebels committed serious violations, "some of which would amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity." The UN report has accused the government of large-scale shelling of no-fire zones such as hospitals, a UN hub, food distribution lines and near Red Cross ships that came to pick up wounded civilians. The panel criticized even the UN bodies and international officials for not acting to protect civilian lives and not publicising casualty figures to show the human toll of the war.

Some evidences of war crimes committed by Srilankan armed forces can be found in these links

http://www.channel4.com/news/un-leak-points-to-crimes-against-humanity-in-sri-lanka-war
http://blogs.channel4.com/world-news-blog/sri-lanka-un-leak-reveals-credible-evidence-of-war-crimes/15851
http://www.channel4.com/news/sri-lanka-war-crimes-un-report-due
http://www.warwithoutwitness.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=320
http://www.salem-news.com/articles/april222011/sri-lanka-genocide-tk.php

The Government of India has already banned the LTTE but has not come forward to condemn and take action against the other party, the Sri Lanka Government which is now found guilty by UN. Such inaction by the Government of India shall send wrong messages to the world affecting the prestige of Indian Nation known for its non violence, tolerance and a culture of respecting the humanity. We point out that India should not shut its eyes anymore on the tragedy happened in its back yard.

We appeal to Government of India to uphold its democratic traditions and take action to demand for conducting / supporting impartial international enquiry into the alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka and to punish the guilty.

People of Civil Society against War Crimes

Post Note: Indian media has got a greater role in exposing the war crimes of Sri Lanka and also to bring out the plight of innocent Tamils in the island. Therefore we request Indian media act immediately in this regard.