Will India be for or against Sri Lanka?; Decision according to the clauses of the resolution.

Thursday, 07 March 2013 - 8:12


Indian Prime Minister Man Mohan Singhe said that whether India votes against Sri Lanka when the top human rights body of the UN meets this month in Geneva will depend on the wording of the resolution that the United States plans to introduce.

Dr Manmohan Singh is under pressure from his ally, the DMK, to support the resolution which will focus on alleged war crimes by Sri Lankan as they defeated the LTTE after a lengthy war.

India urged Sri Lanka to treat its human rights issue as a humanitarian issue rather than a matter of ego.

Speaking to Indian Media Indian minister of external affairs Salman Kurshid stated that he has asked his Lankan counterpart, the Sri Lankan minister of external affairs prof. G.L. Peiris to work with the United States and report progress if any was made on the issue and to arrive at a draft which is “acceptable to everybody”.