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India expresses concern over plight of Tamil civilians trapped in Sri Lankan war
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18:26, April 17, 2009

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India Friday expressed deep concern about the plight of Tamil civilians trapped in the fierce fighting between Sri Lankan troops and Tamil Tiger rebels in the northern part of the island nation.

"We are deeply concerned over the humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka," Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee told the media in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata.

Asking Sri Lanka to extend its brief truce in the ongoing offensive against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), he said, "Colombo must extend its pause in hostilities to prevent further casualties and enable trapped civilians to leave for secure locations."

The foreign minister's comments came after some regional political leaders in the southern state of Tamil Nadu have been raising the issue of the safety of Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka.

The political parties of Tamil Nadu have reached consensus to pressure the government to call for an end to the offensive by Sri Lankan troops against the LTTE.

Some 100,000 Tamil civilians are trapped in the last bastion of LTTE in northern Sri Lanka.

Source: Xinhua

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