Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said India's vote against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC was in line with its stand and wanted to ensure that concern was expressed to enable minority Tamils to get justice.
Singh also said India did not want to "infringe" on the sovereignty of Sri Lanka.
He was responding to a question on India voting in favour of the US-sponsored resolution that censures Sri Lanka on alleged human rights violations.
Dr Manmohan Singh said they were inclined to vote in favour of the resolution if the resolution will cover our objectives namely the achievement of a future for the Tamil community in Sri Lanka that is based on equality, dignity, justice and self respect.
The sources also said the resolution was "non-judgemental" one and India is of the opinion that Sri Lanka should be given time and space to achieve political reconciliation.
To questions on whether India's vote in favour of the resolution would affect its relations with Sri Lanka, they said the ties between the two countries were thousands of years old.