The Indian Prime Minister today 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 Defence forces as they defeated the Tamil Tiger rebels after a lengthy civil war.
Last month, new photos released by UK's Channel 4 suggested that the 12-year-old son of V Prabhakaran, the head of the Tamil Tigers, had been executed in cold blood. The Sri Lankan government has said the photos are morphed. They will feature in a documentary that will screen in Geneva during the session of the UN Human Rights Council.
All political parties in Tamil Nadu reacted strongly to the photos. DMK chief M Karunanidhi said they confirm President Rajapaksa is a war criminal.
India voted against Sri Lanka at last year's session in Geneva after the DMK threatened to quit the Prime Minister's coalition. That resolution, also sponsored by the US, asked Sri Lanka to assign accountability for massive human rights violations in 2009 in the final months of the war, and implement the findings of an internal inquiry into the war.
The Sri Lankan forces have been accused of killing thousands of minority Tamils.(NDTV)
Mr. MM, why not send Jayalalitha to Geneva -- she seems to be calling the shots anyway. via DM Android App
tjeyar Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:00 AM
Indian traitors.we should know who r our allies via DM Android App
RamUk Thursday, 07 March 2013 05:32 AM
better to listen to chinese than cut-throat indian big brother
Lucky Weeramantry Thursday, 07 March 2013 11:08 AM
renu Thursday, 07 March 2013 07:26 AM
ManMohan don't Joke around the need of the hour is to vote against Sri-Lanka , otherwise You, Sonia, & Raul will be history at the next elections
Lucky Weeramantry Thursday, 07 March 2013 11:09 AM
The Reality Is That India Is Jealous Of Sri Lanka
Lohan Thursday, 07 March 2013 01:17 PM
India is not in a good position. All their neighbours are their enemies. China is a threat to them. USA loves China to tore line with them and will never happen. So you know the game here. Why isn't India good with Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Why? Why? Why? Only good with SL but Singh thinks browbeating by US is a time to bow down to US.
Ceylonese Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:00 AM
Why resolution? It will create another bunch of politicians who will never work for people. Need to fullfill peopl's dreams not politician's via DM Android App
mack Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:00 AM
don't bluff make your stands clear.we are sick of your double talk via DM Android App
Jan Chandra Thursday, 07 March 2013 09:27 AM
India will certainly vote against Sri Lanka as they are lackeys of US. So cut the muck out please
RAJU Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:59 PM
MR.SINGH TAKE A FIRM DECISION WITHOUT MAKING FOOL THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.
Ravi Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:06 PM
Yes mind your words if you want to sell any Indian products in SL
shan Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:16 PM
Sri Lanka vote will decide on the punctuation marks in the resolution.
Mason Thursday, 07 March 2013 05:58 AM
Words don't mean anything in the present context. You either support the resolution or you don't. Prime Minister, do not sit on the fence and blame it on the words. Presume, you are not a week kneed character.
Ravi Thursday, 07 March 2013 11:33 AM
PM Singh know India is in a good position to bargain both from SL and USA. I love to be in this position!
No Drog Thursday, 07 March 2013 09:46 AM
Sing is going to stab us in the last mintute
Yuri Thursday, 07 March 2013 11:36 AM
Jealous what, amount of Loan we taking in name of development and export cheap laboughr to Middle east !
arun Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:00 AM
Last year Manmohan Singh voted against SL because he will lose the coalition with Karunanidi. So hell with it. We dont care if you vote this time against us or not. You can keep your puppets happy, and mind your business.We will mind ours. via DM Android App
Ranjit Thursday, 07 March 2013 06:02 AM
India is trying play with the words. Have a game of scrabble with US before you vote.
anura Thursday, 07 March 2013 07:59 AM
Mr Mohan No need your vote, keep vote with Jayalalitha
Abdul Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:58 PM
india will never stop until they see a separate tamil state in sri lanka. this is our country and we should never listen to indians
mathruboomi Thursday, 07 March 2013 11:51 AM
Mr. Lucky Weeramantry , India is jealous of Srilanka for WHAT ????
Robin Hood Thursday, 07 March 2013 11:52 AM
No point blaming India, US, EU etc. This Government is fully responsible for creating and handing on a silver platter enough ammunition in the last 12 months for the so-called opponents to fire with; by blatantly disregarding and breaking all laws and human rights on anyone who dared to stand up to them - journalists, ex-Army chief, CJ, Civil Servants, etc.
MountainLion Thursday, 07 March 2013 02:08 PM
Keep standing, that is all you can do.
raviraj Thursday, 07 March 2013 04:30 AM
go listen to Chinese then
Faithful Thursday, 07 March 2013 09:59 AM
India is the main cause for Sri Lankan problem and hope and pray that Sri Lankan leaders recognise this fact, and act wisely.
raviraj Thursday, 07 March 2013 04:31 AM
the fools in paradise are only focused on India's response, not realizing that it is not India's response alone that decides the fate of the UN resolution, but that of other countries that back the US resolution.
Jagath Leanage Thursday, 07 March 2013 02:13 PM
Manmohan will consider South Indian votes.
raviraj Thursday, 07 March 2013 04:32 AM
the resolution is brought by the US ( and not India) but you will continue to send your kids to the US no matter what
shabbir Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:00 AM
I M SRI LANKAN N PROUD TO BE . WE WILL STAND BEHIND OUR COUNTRY N SUPPORT COUNTRY ! via DM Android App
sam Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:22 PM
is not a problem for hindi speaking north indians killing of tamils. sinhalese still their best friends.
Rohan Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:28 PM
Don't trust this Singh. SL Govt one warning - see that businessman from India should be curtailed. Also close the High Commission of India if need be. This man is licking the backs of US because China is a threat to them. We know the game Singh. The Tamil Tigers were trained in India - what more the Indian Ministers were sleeping.
Sandra Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:29 PM
Well commented. It's TRUE
ss Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:29 PM
Sad. With MR and GR going on a spending spree on borrowed money and bankrupting the economy, outsiders are able to poke their fingers
jena Thursday, 07 March 2013 03:17 PM
well said.. india was behind this war and they equally share the accountability
Yuri Thursday, 07 March 2013 04:58 AM
Careful when make decision , Indian hands are full of blood too !
Victor Thursday, 07 March 2013 03:18 PM
India is jealous with Sri Lanka because Sri Lanka is hobnobbing with China.
jena Thursday, 07 March 2013 03:20 PM
where were u mate wen rihana was hung ?
Thennavan Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:00 AM
Please you dont vote. And you need not to vote. The resolution will be passed itself. YOU please be QUIET as you do. via DM Android App
Jeewan Thursday, 07 March 2013 06:50 AM
Unreliable big brother ?
shan Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:00 AM
guys we indians really dont care of srilanka all ways our prob is pak . and china is crossing the line slowy into indian sea .by giving srilanka ports airports ect. india has no prob of this the only prob for india is china crossing into indian line .center gov that is new delhi have to see every state prob from down south to north we have so many lang people in india .only in south india they no such as tn ap kerala ka knows some thing about srilanka but north no one knows about srilanka prob so stop wasting your by talking about hole of india via DM Android App
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