India, International

India stays away from Voting against Sri Lanka in UN

53271e12f0d3488eb935151512206a1eIt is been reported that India backed out from voting for a resolution against Colombo at the United Nations.
The resolution, however, was passed in the council of 47 members, with 23 countries voting for it. China, Russia, Pakistan and Cuba were among the 12 countries that voted against the resolution. Japan, India and 11 other countries abstained from voting.
The Indian government’s decision to abstain from voting at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva came as a surprise, especially after political parties in Tamil Nadu raising voices against the Sri Lankan government.
Therefore , as a goodwill gesture, the President’s Office said that the Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered the release of all Indian fishermen in custody, on Friday.
India’s permanent representative to the UN in Geneva, Dilip Sinha, expressed that New Delhi does not approve adopting an intrusive approach that undermined national sovereignty.

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