Congress Core Group discusses participation of India in CHOGM

New Delhi, Nov.8 : The Congress Core Group met on Friday to discuss India's participation in the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo later this month. The Core Group was headed by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. There has been stiff opposition from the political outfits in Tamil Nadu, including DMK and the AIADMK, over the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Sri Lanka. The Tamil Nadu assembly unanimously adopted a resolution last month that said India must boycott the session to register its protest against the Sri Lankan government's failure to investigate and punish those who allegedly persecuted the island's ethnic Tamils in the final phase of the civil war that ended in 2009 when the military feared the rebel Tamil Tigers. Meanwhile, twenty-two Indian fishermen returned to Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu today, after the Sri Lankan Navy handed them over to the Indian Coast Guard. According to reports, the fishermen from Rameswaram were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy and lodged in Lankan jail when they were fishing in international waters last month.

--ANI (Posted on 09-11-2013)

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