Govt providing military aid to Sri Lanka: BJP
India's opposition party alleged that the Govt was providing military aid to Sri Lanka and urged the Centre to stop it immediately.india Updated: Oct 26, 2006 17:14 IST
BJP on Thursday alleged that the Indian government was providing military aid to Sri Lanka and urged the Centre to stop it immediately as it would be used "against Tamils in the island."
"Sri Lanka has no enemies in its neighbourhood. Hence, the weapons given to it will be used only against Tamils in the island and fishermen belonging to Tamil Nadu," state BJP President L Ganesan told reporters here.
On the negotiations between the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE, he said, "Both parties had in the past used the time to make preparations for war.
The Sri Lankan government had never honoured any of the previous agreements with the Tamils."
"India has a responsibility in the Lanka issue, as thousands of refugees were coming from the island country to Tamil Nadu.
BJP would send a team to the refugee camps to study the condition of people there and submit a report to the party's state leadership," he said.
First Published: Oct 26, 2006 17:14 IST