India Votes For UN Resolution Against Sri Lanka

India Votes For UN Resolution Against Sri Lanka

Thursday, 21 March 2013, 13:08 Hrs
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Geneva: India voted for the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

The resolution on Sri Lanka was adopted 25 - 13 with eight abstentions.

"India votes for Resolution on Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka," India's external affairs ministry spokesperson said on Twitter.

Indian representative at the UNHRC added, 'We note Sri Lanka's invitation to UN Human Rights Commissioner; we urge her to undertake it as early as possible.'

India's envoy Dilip Sinha made a strongly worded statement on Sri Lanka. "It is vital that Sri Lanka addresses issues like missing persons, detainees, and the return of private lands by military," Sinha said, adding that the measures taken so far were unsatisfactory.

"India is Sri Lanka's closest neighbour and shares thousands of years of relationship. We cannot be but untouched by what happens in Sri Lanka," he added.

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Source: IANS
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