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After DMK's threat, Chidambaram says India may vote against Sri Lanka

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chennai, March 16, 2013
First Published: 23:24 IST(16/3/2013) | Last Updated: 23:38 IST(16/3/2013)

Union finance minister P Chidambaram on Saturday expressed confidence that India would vote against Sri Lanka at the session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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India should press for amendments to the US resolution in the UNHCR to demand an independent international probe into the genocide that took place in Sri Lanka, the statement said.

Chidambaram is the first top Congress leader to make this assertion on an issue that has Tamil Nadu on the boil for over the past one week.

Addressing a public function at Sivaganga district, his home town, the Union finance minister said "I am confident India would support if UN resolution sought independent international probe against Sri Lanka.

He hoped that this message would go to the students on protest fasts across the state.

Incidentally, DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi had earlier on Saturday said that there was no response from the centre to his demand for India initiating amendments to US sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka to seek an independent international probe against Sri Lanka and punish those responsible for war crimes and genocide against innocent Tamils in the island nation.


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