Madurai: The Madras High Court (HC) dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition seeking to stay the participation of Indian Cricket Team in the Compaq Cup to be held in Srilanka for the genocide of innocent Tamil people in the Island nation under the guise of eliminating terrorists.
A division bench comprising Justices P Murugesan and C S Karnan dismissed the PIL stating that the Court cannot interfere into the Military affairs, internal security and External policies of the government.
The counsel K Karuppan for the petitioner Jel Paul Antony, a practising advocate of the High Court, pleaded that 'thousands of innocent Tamil speaking people in Lanka were killed for the past five decades, especially for the past five months under the guise of eradicating militancy. The international community had condemned the same. At this juncture if Indian cricket team is sent to Lanka, the world community will not accept the Indian stand.