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India called for ‘an independent and credible’ investigation into allegations of human rights violations and loss of civilian lives in Sri Lanka.

‘We expect these measures to be to the satisfaction of the international community,’ India’s Permanent representative to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva Dileep Sinha said speaking on a US resolution on ‘Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka’.

According to Mr Sinha in his intervention that India wanted Sri Lanka to take forward measures to ensure accountability.

Voting on the Resolution is to be held later this evening.

The issue has deeply impacted the domestic politics here, with ruling UPA’s important ally from Tamil Nadu DMK withdrawing its support to the Government over its demand for moving amendments to the US Resolution using a very tough language and demanding an international inquiry.

The Indian envoy at UNHRC also urged the Sri Lankan Government to expedite the process of a broad-based, inclusive and meaningful reconciliation and political settlement that ensures that all communities live in dignity with equal rights and equal protection of the laws.

‘As a neighbour with thousands of years of relations with Sri Lanka, we cannot remain untouched by developments in that country and will continue to remain engaged in this matter”, according to him.

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