Contrary to the government's announcement yesterday, India did not move any amendments to the resolution sponsored by the US.
"The government has failed," declared an MP from the DMK, which quit the government earlier this week for failing to take a strong stand against Sri Lanka over its alleged war crimes against ethnic Tamils.
The DMK wanted India to push the UN to accuse Sri Lanka of "genocide" and to seek an international inquiry into accusations of mass killings of Tamil civilians.
The resolution adopted by a 25-13 vote at the UN's top human rights body today urges Sri Lanka's government "to initiate credible and independent actions" to ensure justice and accountability for alleged human rights violations and atrocities during the final phase of the civil war which ended in 2009, after government troops crushed the separatist Tamil Tigers.
Today, India's envoy at the UN in Geneva, Dlip Sinha, said, "We reiterate our call for an independent and credible investigation into allegations of human rights violations and loss of civilian lives. We urge Sri Lanka to take forward measures to ensure accountability. We expect these measures to be to the satisfaction of the international community."
India did not call for an international inquiry which would, according to many in the government and the opposition, have amounted to interference in Sri Lanka's internal affairs.
"Tamils are part of the Indian people. We must do our best for the aspirations of our people," said Foreign Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid.
Sources in Geneva say that last night, America shot down India's plans for amendments to the UN resolution, arguing that it was too late to make changes and that any revisions would challenge the broad consensus reached among countries that were ready to vote against Sri Lanka.
Like last year, Pakistan supported Sri Lanka. (NDTV)
ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. ATLEAST SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING THAT INDIA VOTED IN FAVOUR OF THE RESOLUTION.
truth hurts Thursday, 21 March 2013 12:08 PM
you idiot.....don't you want at least the people who are alive to live peacefully in Sri Lanka...!!! Its us who is getting affected because of your stupidity..!! Where the hell were you when the war was going on..?? The people who you are fighting for are happily living in Canada and all other foreign counties...your ruining the lives of your students there...!!!
truth Thursday, 21 March 2013 12:18 PM
he he. man mohan is on the fence.INDIA voted for the resolution because TN forced them to . there is not "genocide" happening in SL what so ever. pls give a visit to SL ,better than TN .you'll love to live here
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no name Thursday, 21 March 2013 12:41 PM
Who care whether India voted for us or not. We have China and Iran with us
Ism Thursday, 21 March 2013 02:15 PM
We don't need China, Iran, US, India or any other countries cause. We SL will b a country like a Paradise and people like angels and our leader will be a People's King. So why we want to worry. Every countries Leaders have to come SL to learn including USA, KSA, Iran, China, etc. etc.etc.
Upul Thursday, 21 March 2013 03:07 PM
David, Indian public is shockingly uneducated and is fooled by LTTE propaganda mechanism including third-class telegrams which paint a bogus picture about what happened in Sri Lanka. If India is so sympathetic to Sri Lankan Tamils, what they have to address first is the atrocities of Indian Army who were in Sri Lanka fighting LTTE.
dinnaga Thursday, 21 March 2013 03:27 PM
when is TN political might going to fix the problems of HR violations in Kashmir and about the poor ultra low caste people of mother india. guess there is no more LTTE based footballed to be played hence TN morons need a new cause to shout to the ignorant billions who still dont know how carry out basic bodily functions
ss Thursday, 21 March 2013 03:30 PM
next year Somalian , Sudan may vote for you! Cry for your situation my boy! What a great country - What a great fall. Srilanka is great not by size but by morality! Do you really think Buddha would approve what is happening in Srilanka now!
DHA Thursday, 21 March 2013 03:35 PM
We are too relied on Imports thats the soul reason this will effect us.....its time everyone realized its one Lanka and utilized our own resources rather than selling it abroad....this change must come from top with not in just words but in action......
Lobo Thursday, 21 March 2013 03:42 PM
Ultimately India and tamils have won nothing!
Sanju Thursday, 21 March 2013 03:43 PM
Hey Karunanidhi...now you can commit suicide to protect your own political agendas. Tamil people are living happily in Sri Lanka. If you need to see them come visit us.
Barath Thursday, 21 March 2013 04:18 PM
South block waving a differnet kind of stick. Some feel it hot. Others cold or same old...This is not a cold war. Mutual understanding dating back centuries....to Dharmasoka era.
toosh Thursday, 21 March 2013 04:37 PM
We tamils in Sri Lanka now enjoying peace full life in Sri Lanka Tamils in Tamil Nadu please do visit us and see our situation .
Sammy Thursday, 21 March 2013 04:47 PM
Tamil citizens of Sri Lanka are a part of Sri Lanka and not India.
ilyasfazly Thursday, 21 March 2013 04:57 PM
DMK. when will you re-join the centre. Your sins precede you. EELAM is a daydream.
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