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India waiting for U.S. final draft

Indian Tamil activists protesting against Sri Lankas alleged war-time abuses hold placards demanding "Tamil Elam," an independent state that Tamils aspire to create in Sri Lanka, during a protest in Chennai, India, Monday, March 18, 2013. The protesters demanded that India should support the resolution that the United States proposes to introduce at the current United Nations Human Rights Council meeting urging a full accounting of what happened at the end of Sri Lanka's civil war. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K)   | Photo Credit: Arun Sankar K

Though the Sri Lanka issue has entered the realm of politics, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said India would finalise its stand after examining the final draft of the U.S. piloted resolution.

“The resolution in its final form will be available late this evening, Geneva time. Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai has also asked our Permanent Representative to the U.N. Dilip Sinha to come over to Delhi tomorrow,” the External Affairs Ministry spokesperson told journalists. “We will have consultations in the matter as it is an important matter for us and he [Mr. Sinha] will be able to brief senior officials of the government on the ground realities in Geneva and latest position on that. So, the call will only be taken subsequent to the availability of a resolution and arrival of the Ambassador here for consultation with the senior official in the MEA,” he added.


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