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Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday said that the central government has betrayed Tamils following India's abstention from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) vote on the resolution on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka.
Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) General Secretary Vaiko has said that the Indian government has betrayed Sri Lankan Tamils following their abstention from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) vote on the resolution on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka.
India on Tuesday abstained from voting on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution in Geneva against Sri Lanka, while calling on the island country to carry forward the process of reconciliation and address aspirations of its Tamil minority.
Various Urdu newspapers in their Wednesday edition reported the farmers' appeal to United Nations Human Rights Council to interfere in the matter. Most publications also carried the news of surging cases of COVID-19 in the country.
India on Monday called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to hold Pakistan accountable for its state-sponsored and supported grave violation of human rights of its people, saying the UN body must pay urgent attention to Islamabad's deplorable human rights records.
President Joe Biden aims to secure a seat for the United States on the United Nations Human Rights Council almost three years after the Trump administration left the world body, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on Wednesday.
India has urged Human Rights Council to call upon Pakistan to take credible and irreversible steps to end state-sponsored terrorism and dismantle the terrorist infrastructure in the territories under its control.
Terrorism continues to be one of the gravest threats to humankind and a crime against humanity, which violates the most fundamental human rights namely the right to life, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday in his address to the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Sri Lanka has sought India's support ahead of the March session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva during which Colombo's record in human rights and related accountability will be probed.