Amid concern of diplomatic relations with the neighboring country on the one hand and the assembly elections in Tamil Nadu on the other, India decided to abstain from voting in the United Nations. India remained absent from voting against Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday. The voting took place at the United Nations body against war crimes and human rights violations by the Sri Lankan government, in which the resolution against India’s neighboring country was accepted. Out of a total of 47 votes, 22 votes were in favor of this proposal. 13 countries including India and Nepal decided to abstain from voting, while 11 votes fell against this proposal.
The resolution against Sri Lanka has been accepted in the United Nations Human Rights Council. It is clear that this is a major setback for Sri Lanka. However, countries like Pakistan and China have voted in his favor. Apart from this, Russia has also supported Sri Lanka. Before the vote in the UN institution, Sri Lanka tried to convince India, but it could not get any positive response. In fact, the Indian government was under pressure from the political parties of Tamil Nadu to vote against Sri Lanka. In such a situation, India chose to abstain from voting, taking the decision not to spoil both the local politics and the global equation.
Earlier in 2012 and 2013, India voted against Sri Lanka in the United Nations Human Rights Council. In fact, the proximity between Sri Lanka and China has increased in the last few years, in such a way that once again voting against the island nation could take him closer to the dragon. In 2014, India decided to stay away from the proposal brought against Sri Lanka. Let me tell you that the Government of India has always been in favor of equal rights of Tamils in Sri Lanka.
What did diplomats say about abstaining from voting: In the past too, the Narendra Modi-led government gave a message of giving equal rights to everyone while talking about the unity of Sri Lanka. Pawan Barhe, a member of India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, said that we are in favor of justice, equality, respect and peace for Tamils in Sri Lanka. Apart from this, we want unity, unity and stability of Sri Lanka.