Coalition partner from south quits Indian government: reports

NEW DELHI (AFP) - A regional party from southern India said on Tuesday that it was withdrawing from the national ruling coalition, weakening the government which was already a minority in parliament, reports said.

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), based in the state of Tamil Nadu, had been pressuring the government to condemn Sri Lanka over alleged war crimes against ethnic minority Tamils during the neighbouring island's civil war.