SL ‘war crimes’ have caused pain and anguish for India: Sushma

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The Government of India felt anguish and pain over the Sri Lankan military’s alleged war crimes against unarmed Tamils in the 2009 war, said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in an unusually strong observation on the Sri Lanka’s human rights record.

Ms. Swaraj said India was committed to the protection of the rights of the Tamils in Sri Lanka, even as the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) appeared set to take up a crucial resolution on the issue on Friday.

“The anguish with which the members have raised the issue [of crimes committed during the war of 2009], the government associates itself with the same pain,” Ms Swaraj said.

“Our aim is to protect the interests of Tamils in Sri Lanka. You can achieve this through two means: by either doing it forcefully or through persuasion with the friendly country,” she said answering a question from D. Raja of the Communist Party of India (CPI). (The Hindu)

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  • ceylon Friday, 24 March 2017 02:10 PM

    first blame the lankan governments for discriminations and then blame for indira and rajiv for arming and creating terror groups.bith governments ate behind the tragedy. via DM Android App

    suresh Friday, 24 March 2017 02:27 PM

    what about the pain husbands suffer when wives watch your indian dramas on tv

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 24 March 2017 02:47 PM

    Look back at the history and before lashing out please.

    sach Friday, 24 March 2017 02:49 PM

    If we did or not, India does not have any right to do that. When it comes to minority rights, gender rights SL is streets ahead of India

    sach Friday, 24 March 2017 02:50 PM

    War has nothing to do with discrimination

    sach Friday, 24 March 2017 10:21 AM

    India did cross border terrorism in Sri Lanka which resulted in blood shedding end of a war in 2009. The party which is mostly responsible for any crimes in SL is India

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 24 March 2017 05:47 PM

    If we did, then not only India the whole world has the right to interfere. No husband can beat his wife everyday and claim the right he can do it as he is the husband. Those days of uncivilized behavior is gone and it is now the new world order. Take it whether your like it or not.

    seqi Saturday, 25 March 2017 11:06 AM

    Tamils in Sri Lanka are Sri Lankans not Indians.......go clean up your own mess via DM Android App

    Lokka Friday, 24 March 2017 06:03 PM

    More pain and anguish caused to Sri Lankla when India trained and armed LTTE TERRORISTS. Shame on you Shuhima

    chandra Friday, 24 March 2017 10:51 AM

    India nurtured terrirism at the begining. Who will lookafter other contrymen except tamil via DM Android App

    DHA Friday, 24 March 2017 11:03 AM

    What about the war crimes committed by IPKF ???? and also currently in Kashmir ???

    Baba Friday, 24 March 2017 11:04 AM

    What about the war crimes IPKF commited in SL?

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 24 March 2017 11:11 AM

    That would not have happened if we had respected humanity, minority rights and not used racist policies since independence.

    Sincere Friday, 24 March 2017 07:17 PM

    Do you mean even things happened in Orissa a few years back?

    Tissa Friday, 24 March 2017 11:32 AM

    Who created this your country Who fed them your country crocodile tears are from your country Only to safgading your country One day your country will break in to 9 to 10 peace s. via DM Android App

    CRYING Friday, 24 March 2017 11:38 AM

    Easy to say so when addressing another country. Why not , you turn the searchlight inwards. If I list them DM will not publish this comment of mine !

    dham Friday, 24 March 2017 12:01 PM

    Who is she and why now wake up where was she at Rajive Gandhi era via DM Android App

    Senewi Friday, 24 March 2017 09:36 PM

    LTTE terrorists were trained and funded by India to fight against Sri Lanka

    MRM Saturday, 25 March 2017 07:57 PM

    It is your own country men (Tamil Nadu Politicians) who brought up the Tamil Tigers and trained them like professional suicide bombers. Now you are talking about human rights. Are you kidding me??? Stop killing innocent Kashimiris in your country. Are they not human beings?? Shame on you and your BJP leader...

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