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BJP tells LTTE to stop using civilians as human shield

delhi Updated: Apr 25, 2009 18:39 IST
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BJP tells LTTE to stop using civilians as human shield

The BJP on Saturday demanded the Sri Lankan government to initiate a dialogue with Tamil representatives to solve the ethnic strife in that country and asked LTTE to stop using civilians trapped in the war zone as a human shield.

"The BJP calls on the Sri Lankan government to commence an immediate dialogue with Tamil representatives to find a viable solution that would give maximum devolution of powers within a united Sri Lanka," the party said in a statement.

Other measures suggested by BJP include an immediate ceasefire and halt to bombing of civilian areas, ensuring movement of civilians to safer areas, providing adequate medical aid and food supplies to enable refugees to return to their homes.

The party demanded that LTTE should stop using the trapped civilians in their area of control as a human shield and announce an immediate ceasefire.