Sunday, March 18, 2012

UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka: Test of India’s backbone as an emerging regional power

By Raj Gonsalkorale
US resolution on Lanka only to divert attention from Israel - Cho S. Ramaswamy, editor of the Tamil weekly Thuglak, and a former Rajya Sabha member.
Mr Ramaswamy in his interview with R. Bhagwan Singh of the Deccan Chronicle on the 18th of March, questions why the US has moved this resolution. He says “What happened when the UNHCR spoke about (alleged violations by) Israel? 

The US attacked it and said that this is becoming political. Why target Israel when there are violations all over the world? You are doing all this country-specific thing and that won’t do, the US had said. And that’s what India says. Perhaps, the US has come up with this resolution just to show that there are human rights violations elsewhere, too, in order to divert the world’s attention from Israel. Why should India be interested in it? Why should the Tamil champions be interested in it?” Read more....