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Chidambaram attacks the Center for abstaining from voting on the HRC resolution against Sri Lanka | India News


NEW DELHI: Congressional leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday urged the people of Tamil Nadu to punish the AIADMK-BJP alliance in the upcoming state assembly elections for abstaining from the HRC vote on Sri Lanka.
He also called the development “a great betrayal of the Tamil people.”
India abstained from voting on the Resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council. This is a great betrayal of the Tamil people and their unanimous sentiment and wish, Chidambaram said on Twitter.

“The people of Tamil Nadu must and will punish the AIADMK-BJP alliance for this serious blow to the interests of the Tamils,” he said in another tweet.
The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted a resolution against Sri Lanka’s rights record, giving the UN body a mandate to collect evidence of crimes committed during the country’s brutal civil war (2008- 09) against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. (LTTE).
India abstained from voting and said that its approach to the human rights issue in Sri Lanka is based on two fundamental considerations.
One is to support the Tamils ​​of Lankan for equality, justice, dignity and peace and the other is to ensure the unity, stability and territorial integrity of that country. nation.
He also urged Colombo to fulfill his commitments on the return of political authority, carry forward the reconciliation process and address the aspirations of the Tamil community in the island nation.

Times of India