After voting in favour of the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council, India has now come under the UN’s scrutiny as well.
Several political parties expressed their views regarding the United Nation’s statement that India violated international laws.
We spoke to UNP MP Ajith Perera, JHU Media Spokesperson Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe and JVP general secretary Tylvin Silva regarding this.
The United Nations had asked India to repeal the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act, saying it had no role to play in a democracy.
Christof Heyns, UN's Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, told reporters that the Act has become a "symbol of excessive state power" and "has no role to play in a democracy".