Saturday, 12 July 2014 - 12:51
Corporation is needed rather than a punitive approach to address human rights issue: India
On his third visit to India this year foreign minister G.L. Peiris, discussed with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj, the measures Sri Lanka was taking about accountability and reconciliation on the island.
Indian external affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin speaking on India’s position on the UN sending an investigation team to the Island nation, said India had abstained on voting on the matter in the United Nations Human Rights Council in March this year.
He said it’s not a country specific issue but a matter of principle which we have always held and that international bodies need to address human rights through a cooperative framework not through a punitive approach.
In June this year, the UNHRC had appointed a three-member investigation panel to probe alleged human rights issues in Sri Lanka.