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A few days back Congress released its manifesto mentioning about its role on Sri Lanka to woo Tamil votes in the midst of many TN Congress leaders who are hesitant to contest alone in 2014 election anticipating even their "deposit" will go.
Ahead of the Geneva meeting on Friday, the Congress party revealed its stance on Sri Lanka, saying it would push for a "credible, objective, time-bound" probe into allegations of human rights violations and war crimes by Colombo.

"We will work with other countries, to prevail upon Sri Lanka to ensure a credible, objective, time-bound inquiry into allegations of human rights violations and excesses committed by the Sri Lankan forces during the concluding phases of the operations against the LTTE," said the Congress manifesto, in an open wooing of Tamil Nadu political parties that have called for a strong line against the Sri Lankan government of Mahinda Rajapaksa that stubbed out the Tamil Tigers.
But India took a pathetic U-turn in UN

from:  Samboo
Posted on: Mar 29, 2014 at 06:25 IST

It is sad to see India abstaining itself from voting. By doing so it has again thrown acid on the burns of Tamils with trivial excuses. If 'Non-interference in the affairs of other country' is reason then why the Indian Government warmly extend its hands in giving arms training to Sri Lanka? in the strained situation. Will the Indian Government do the same to Pakistan?

from:  kabilan
Posted on: Mar 29, 2014 at 05:13 IST

India's own horrendous human rights record in Kashmir, NE and Naxal affected areas leaves it with no moral high ground to criticize Sri Lanka on human rights issues.

from:  Misbah
Posted on: Mar 28, 2014 at 21:30 IST

@ Ish
Hey dude, i'm with you on this. I've visited Sri Lanla 5 times and love it there. There are Tamils working and living peacefully and not being persecuted as the UN would like us all to believe. It's good for the whole world that the terror group Tamil Tigers have been defeated. They brought misery and suffering to everyone in Sri Lanka. Let peace be given a chance between Singhalese and Tamils.

from:  Vipul
Posted on: Mar 28, 2014 at 18:17 IST

@binoy: please name few so called "civilized nations" who haven't
violate so called "human rights". India, Sri Lanka, US, Russia, China we
all have violated them because the definition of human rights is so
general and it does not cater for individual contexts.

I don't know where you are from but in Sri Lanka majority of Tamils live
out side North and Eastern provinces. So I don't understand what ethnic
cleansing you are talking about!

from:  Ish
Posted on: Mar 28, 2014 at 17:59 IST

@Jay Singh: The Tamils in North and East are not Indians. They are
ours. They are Sri Lankans. Don't make the mistake of thinking North
and East of Sri Lanka is part of India.

Tamil people in Sri Lanka has all the freedom to raise their voice. We
conducted the elections in North and East and accepted the democratic
voice of the majority of people in those area. What else expected. We
haven't cut any grants to those provinces and in fact majority of the
funds have been used in rebuilding N&E during last few years. If
Sinhalese majority wants a genocide, why would they do such a thing.

India didn't have the guts to stand next to its neighbor and vote
against the resolution. We are happy they found they sense somehow and
decided at lease to stay away from the vote. Thanks for that India.

from:  Ish
Posted on: Mar 28, 2014 at 17:51 IST

In the name of eradicating LTTE, the Sri Lankan Govt. killed thousands
of innocent people of Tamil origin. When non-affected countries
supported U.S. backed resolution, for the support of affected Sri
Lankan Tamilians and also to raise voice against the atrocities
committed by Sri Lankan Govt., the Indian Govt. should have also
supported it (as people of its origin were affected) instead of saying
lame reason that one should not interfere with the internal affairs of
one's country. The main point is that did the Sri Lankan Govt. commit
atrocities on the innocent Tamilians are not? I think every one in
the globe would agree that it was a total atrocity and thousands were
killed including hapless children and aged ones.

from:  subramanian
Posted on: Mar 28, 2014 at 17:21 IST

Let the Tamil people in Sri Lanka encourage to stand up in their own feet non-
violently and in more democratic way than taking arms in their hand.

from:  nargis biswas
Posted on: Mar 28, 2014 at 15:16 IST

If we feel the burn for the Tamil peoples in Sri Lanka then what is wrong when
Pakistani people feel the burn for the Kashmiri peoples in India?

from:  nargis biswas
Posted on: Mar 28, 2014 at 15:12 IST

Ah India, ruled by a random foreigner who aims to wipe out the innocent Tamil population!
What a joke! Honestly, India's cowardly decision brings shame on us - we must protect our Indians including Tamils. Not support mentally deranged leaders.

from:  Jay Singh
Posted on: Mar 28, 2014 at 13:03 IST

India need not be a part of a country sponsored resolution against any
country especially our neighbour. we know where US stands w.r.t to human
rights violation in foreign countries. UN is the forum where India
should express its opinion.

from:  abhishek
Posted on: Mar 28, 2014 at 11:05 IST

India by accepting such gross violation of human rights and ethnic cleansing by the Rajpaksha government at its doorsteps is clearly signalling to the world that its vision of India's power is the kind USSR and China personifies, accept anything that suits you politically. IT is a disgrace for a nation that claims to be the biggest democracy in the world to refuse to even allow such alleged heinous crimes against humanity to be investigated. India has a long way to go before it can earn the respect of the civilized nations.

from:  binoy
Posted on: Mar 28, 2014 at 08:51 IST
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