No decision on level of India’s participation in CHOGM: India

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Amid opposition by Tamil parties to Prime Minister’s participation in Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka, government on Thursday said no decision has yet been taken on level of India’s participation in the summit scheduled in November.

“In March, the government received a letter each from the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and the Chief Minister of Puducherry, urging the Prime Minister not to attend the CHOGM (Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo.

“The Government has not yet taken a decision on the level of its participation at the 2013 CHOGM,” Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid said in Rajya Sabha during Question Hour.

Replying to supplementaries, Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur said “well thought decision will be taken” in this regard.

She further said the decision to hold the CHOGM at Colombo was taken in 2009.

On issues related to human rights violations in Sri Lanka, she said the government has been engaged with that country and it has also been raised at United Nation Human Rights Council.

To another supplementary, Mr. Khurshid said India is fully committed to the 13th Amendment of Sri Lanka’s Constitution.

The amendment relates to devolution of powers to ethnic communities, like Tamils.

Mr. Khurshid asked members to wait for the calling attention on the situation arising out of repeated attacks on Indian fisherman by Sri Lankan navy.

Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi informed the House that the Pravasi Bharati Divas 2014 will be held in Delhi. (PTI)
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  • KOKA Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:41 AM

    India is the Great lie in Asia

    Srilankan Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:59 AM

    India is going to lose it's one and only whole heartened neighbor pretty soon.

    Suq Madique Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:04 AM

    Still waiting for permission from jayalalitha and karunanidhi?

    Sujeewa Thursday, 22 August 2013 03:17 PM

    Very correct question. JVP, UNP, ..... respond soon !

    Madzy Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:22 AM

    LTTE supporters and regime haters! Are you happy?

    sri lankan Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:24 AM

    Koka it's sad that the cricketers who u worship go to this great lie and earn millions some even at the expense of under performing for Sri Lanka. So before calling India a lie look inside Sri Lanka.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 23 August 2013 05:48 AM

    Who cares whether India comes or not.

    Yoga Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:52 AM

    India want to keep MR waiting until last minute and Tamil Nadu politicians guessing. Singh will definitely come.

    Saman Thursday, 22 August 2013 01:20 PM

    Give 13 ++++++.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 23 August 2013 11:33 AM

    Yet another waiting game played by India.


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