Saturday, 22 March 2014 - 9:34
India stands against Sri Lanka this time as well
The Indian Express reported that India will vote in favour of the resolution on Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council.
The vote is expected on the 28th in Geneva.
This is the third time when Delhi has decided to vote in favour of the resolution, and sources said the decision has been taken in view of “diplomatic” as well as “political” considerations in mind.
While India is okay with the majority and substantive part of the text of the draft resolution UNHRC 25 which has been circulated in Geneva, negotiators are working on softening the language of paragraph 8 of the resolution.
Sources said New Delhi has been quite favourable to the UNHRC resolution - moved by the US, the UK, Montenegro, Macedonia and Mauritius - as it highlights many of India’s concerns.
New Delhi is particularly pleased with the inclusion of the “13th amendment” in the resolution.