September 13, 2016
DMK Rajya Sabha member MK Kanimozhi has urged the central government to intervene and take measures to immediately stop the ongoing violence and attacks against the hapless Tamils in Karnataka, and has warned that inaction would result in “anti-India feelings.”
Addressing the media persons in Kumbakonam today, Kanimozhi condemned the Karnataka government for not taking any action against those indulging in violence. “Violence has increased against hapless Tamils, and vehicles bearing Tamil Nadu number plates are attacked. But, Karnataka government has neither taken any action on those indulging in violence, nor stopped the violence. Even yesterday, at least 50 buses bearing Tamil Nadu number plates were set on fire. This is highly condemnable,” she said.
Kanimozhi said that the water issue between the two states had now become people’s issue. “This is not healthy,” she added.
She urged the central government to immediately intervene and take measures to stop the ongoing violence and attacks perpetrated against the Tamils in Karnataka. “Otherwise, it will turn as anti-India feeling,” she warned.
Kanimozhi pointed out that there were no disputes between sworn enemies India and Pakistan in water-sharing. But, there has been a continuous dispute between the two states, she said, and urged the central government to find a permanent solution to the issue.