Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said India's vote against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC was in line with its stand and wanted to ensure that concern was expressed to enable the minority Tamils in that country got justice.
India did not want to “infringe” on the sovereignty of Sri Lanka, he noted.
“One has to weigh the pros and cons. What we did was in line with our stand on Sri Lanka. We do not want to infringe on the sovereignty of Sri Lanka, but concerns should be expressed so that Tamil people can get justice and lead a life of dignity,” he told reporters here.
Dr. Singh on Monday told the Lok Sabha said India was “inclined to” vote in favour of the resolution.