Sri Lanka vote in line with our stand – Manmohan Singh

| Published on March 22, 2012 at 10:08 am

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh poses for a group photo with Shabana Azmi, Dharmendra Deol and other awardees at Padma Awards ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

Thursday 22nd March, 2012: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said India’s support to the US resolution at the UN against alleged Sri Lankan war crimes was in line with the government’s stand and urged Colombo to deliver justice to Tamils in the island nation.

“We have to weigh the pros and cons… What we did is in line with our stand… We don’t want to infringe upon sovereignty of Sri Lanka but our concerns should be expressed so the Tamil people can get justice and live a life of dignity,” Singh told reporters on the sidelines of the Padma Awards ceremony in New Delhi.

India voted for the resolution that urged Sri Lanka to probe rights abuses in the war on the Tamil Tigers. The UN Human Rights Commission adopted the resolution with 24 votes in favour, 15 against and eight abstentions.

 


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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh poses for a group photo with Shabana Azmi, Dharmendra Deol and other awardees at Padma Awards ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

Sri Lanka vote in line with our stand – Manmohan Singh

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh poses for a group photo with Shabana Azmi, Dharmendra Deol and other awardees at Padma Awards ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan ...