CPI-M Politburo member Brinda Karat today said her party's concern about the plight of the Sri Lankan Tamils should not be misused by any forces to support the outlawed LTTE.
"The CPI-M is extremely concerned about the safety and security of Tamil population in Sri Lanka. However, the party would not like this concern to be misused by any forces to support LTTE," she told reporters here. Tamils in Sri Lanka and the LTTE cannot be "equated", she said, asking the UPA government to take measures to protect the lives of innocent Tamils.
Her comments come at a time when the Congress had been demanding action against those supporting LTTE under the pretext of espousing the cause of Sri Lankan Tamils in the backdrop of the current military offensive against the banned outfit in the north of the island nation. The AIADMK with which the CPI-M has recently forged an alliance for the coming Lok Sabha elections is also a staunch opponent of the LTTE.
To achieve the Sri Lankan Tamil's demand for autonomy, a political solution should be found within the legal framework of the island Republic, Karat said.