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India must oppose UN resolution on Sri Lanka - AIADMK

India must oppose UN resolution on Sri Lanka - AIADMK

March 21, 2017  08:56 am

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India must oppose a resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) moved by the US, the UK and some other countries on giving two more years until 2019 for Sri Lanka to submit its report on human rights issues, the AIADMK said in India’s Parliament on Monday.

AIADMK leader V Maitreyan raised the matter in Rajya Sabha during Zero Hour and urged the Centre to take the initiative to see that an independent international investigation is ordered. 

Requesting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring justice to Eelam Tamils, Maitryean said: “I urge the Government of India to oppose this Resolution in the UNHRC in the voting to be held on 22nd March.”

He said that eight years have elapsed since the “systematic genocide” of Eelam Tamils in Sri Lanka in 2009. “So far, no reliable investigation has been undertaken and not a single guilty has been punished,” he said.

He said a resolution was adopted in the UNHRC sponsored by the US and Sri Lanka in 2015 that called for independent investigation of the war crimes in Sri Lanka with the participation of international judges and lawyers and jurists.

Source: Express News Service

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