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India abstains from vote on Sri Lanka war crimes in Geneva

India has abstained from the vote at the United Nations session in Geneva which calls for an international investigation into alleged war crimes in the final stage of the island’s civil war which ended in year 2009.

The Indian envoy speaking to the council before the vote said that India felt the resolution showed ‘an intrusive approach that undermines national sovereignty.’ Sri Lankan is being accused of failing to implement adequate reconciliation measures and investigate allegations of war crimes after the end of a three-decade civil war.

While speakers to reporters, the Indian envoy Dilip Sinha said India does not support the operative para 10 of the resolution which asks for an international inquiry but encourages Sri Lanka to implement the recommendations of an internal inquiry’s report and findings. The resolution adopted on Thursday was rejected by Colombo.
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