We voted in line with our stand-Singh

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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said India's vote against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC was in line with its stand and wanted to ensure that concern was expressed to enable minority Tamils in that country to get justice.

Singh also said India did not want to "infringe" on the sovereignty of Sri Lanka. 

"One has to weigh pros and cons. What we did was in line with our stand on Sri Lanka. We do not want to infringe on the sovereignty of Sri Lanka but concerns should be expressed so that Tamil people can get justice and lead a life of dignity," he told reporters here. 

He was responding to a question on India voting in favour of the US-sponsored resolution that censures Sri Lanka on alleged human rights violations during the war against LTTE. Singh had on Monday told Lok Sabha said India was ‘inclined to’ vote in favour of the resolution which meets "our objectives" with regard to the future of ethnic Tamils. (The Times of India)

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  • Nodrog Friday, 23 March 2012 12:01 PM

    No need for any polls. Just go to Bambalapitiya, Wellawatte, Dehiwela etc and see for yourselves the tamils living with the SInhalese. No one is forcing them to live in those areas and they are free to move to the North but will not do so because life there will not be as good.

    Parakrama Friday, 23 March 2012 09:15 AM

    Yes that's India's right. But giving training arming and promoting terrorists (LTTE) against Sri Lanka also does not become a democratic right of India. In fact that;s gross violation of sovereinity of another democratic country. India should be ashamed of all these.

    Kamal Friday, 23 March 2012 02:32 PM

    Justice means different things to different people. As long as Justic=seperate state the problem will be there for ever.

    Mohammed Hiraz Friday, 23 March 2012 11:55 AM

    you will receive your gift for this ASAP

    Nadeesha Friday, 23 March 2012 09:03 AM

    Sure agree but it does not mean India can interfere with Sri Lanka's or any other country’s internal issues like what Gandhi's did.
    India's policy is to de-stabilize neighboring countries for its own (political) survival. Its very clear.
    Why India did not interfere with the final stage of the war because of Mumbai attack. It was a good lesson to India. Do not forget it.

    janvic Friday, 23 March 2012 06:41 PM

    LONG LIVE PAKISTAN ZINDABAD. You have always been a friend who asked for nothing in return . Maldives, Bangladesh, Pakistan are true friends than India

    Fair N Square Friday, 23 March 2012 09:26 AM

    IF thats the case India need to look into the atrocities committed by the Majority hindu's against the minorities..

    keerthi Friday, 23 March 2012 09:12 AM

    yes, but India has no right to interfere in the affairs of other sovereign country. As a Sri lankan I feel that they have been interfering in our affairs for the last 30 years.

    GOPI Friday, 23 March 2012 09:19 AM

    India should conduct a poll in Tamil dominated area to see Tamils are prepared to live with Sinalese after all these tragedy.

    patriotic Friday, 23 March 2012 12:30 PM

    The big hat liar

    jan singh Friday, 23 March 2012 03:00 PM

    you have forgotten the rights of 1000s of sikhs ( your own community) who surveived the holocaust of Hindus in New delhi after the assasination of Indira. You alos look into the rights of Ksmir Muslims, Punjabi sikhs and Indians of North eastern states. When some thing happens Innocent muslims are arrested and tortured. Your government has suppressed rights of your own sikh community.
    AS A SRI LANKAN SIKH I AM ASHAMED OF YOU WHO LICKS CHAPPAL OF AN ITALIAN WOMAN AND THALA THEL SMELLING MEGALOMANIC IN SOUTH. LONG LIVE SIKH NATION

    aruna kithsiri Friday, 23 March 2012 12:28 PM

    Be prepared India. Your day will come pretty soon.

    Hathure Saturday, 24 March 2012 06:05 AM

    this action was another interpretaion as India dosen't like any one of her nabour to successfull.

    Rizana Friday, 23 March 2012 03:25 PM

    who want to stop our country's development? they did the beginning of the war in Srilanka and strengthened the LTTE terrorist. If America telling Al-Qaeeda is terrorist, LTTE also higher level terrorist than Al-Qaeeda, that we know as SriLankans. In all around SriLanka South, North, East, West and Mid country every where Tamil people living freely, friendly with Sinhalese and Muslims as one family, this can see in Universities also. They do buisness and their jobs well and freely without any interruption.
    so why need polls and amendments. who want to devide the country they give votes against SriLanka. we want our country's development. If any others want to stop it we should stand against them.

    MKS Monday, 26 March 2012 11:35 AM

    Really srilankas are illiterate.

    Nihal Friday, 23 March 2012 11:12 AM

    You Indians created the LTTE, trained them how to kill the people in Srilanka, so this must be the stand on Sl you are talking of.

    kadalya Friday, 23 March 2012 06:30 AM

    India is a sovereign country and she has all the right to decide how to vote. The basic principal of democracy.

    Priyankara Friday, 23 March 2012 11:10 AM

    India shows world that they are dancing according to the beat of US drum... at least India would have been silent on this resolution as they are facing many of political issues in house. Now India also has realized that all the countries around, with Sri Lanka in this crucial moment. India will be isolated when all these countries get to gather against it. You can see geographically where all these countries located in the map. Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh all are around the India. And don’t forget where the giant of Asia is... Every action has a react

    tintin Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:03 PM

    Sure India is a sovereign and Sri Lanka as well. SL also can decide to whom the Mannar basin oils fields should be leased out! may be to China !! Only 12KM from the Indian territory!!!

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 23 March 2012 11:54 AM

    It will not be allowed by the sinhalese, because the results are obvious.

    Eddy Friday, 23 March 2012 09:04 AM

    Sure, India can do what they want, so can Sri Lanka, we are also a sovereign country, don't you forget that. But what India forgot is, that they have given a life line to the racist politicians in TN, let's wait and see how India will react when these racist TN politicos kick-up separatism troubles and ask for autonomy for TN!! Karunanihdi had fired the first salvo!! Manmohan, brace for this; we the Sri Lankans would be laughing from our back side!!

    ravi Friday, 23 March 2012 02:12 PM

    india no need to worry lanka will come behind you with beging bowl by october..


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