India to Back UN Resolution Against Sri Lanka
Under US and domestic pressure, India’s prime minister says the country may back a United Nations resolution this week criticizing Sri Lanka for alleged human rights abuses. Human rights groups accuse Sri Lanka’s army of deliberately attacking tens of thousands of civilians in the final months of its decades-long struggle against Tamil separatist terrorists.
Indian PM Manmohan Singh announced the possible support for a vote against Sri Lanka Monday in Parliament. “I may assure the House that we are inclined to vote in favor of a resolution that we hope will advance our objectives,” he explained. “Namely, the achievement of a future for the Tamil community in Sri Lanka that is marked by equality, dignity, justice and self respect.”
Interestingly none of these Human rights groups did not accuse United state over their alleged war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya or other location which US actively involve in military operations.
The US has succeeded in distracting the attention of the UNHRC from its own war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan and the allegations of war crimes against Israel by means of its resolution on Sri Lanka. It has drawn a human rights red herring across its trail! Washington, it may be recalled, shot down a UN report, the Goldstone Report as it has come to be popularly known––on alleged crimes Israel committed against Palestinians. It has also turned a blind eye to blatant human rights violations in Bahrain and Libya, where people are being abducted, tortured, raped, robbed and butchered by the western-backed ‘liberators’ who ousted Gaddafi.
Any country that votes for the US resolution in Geneva will, in so doing, not only endorse the US double standards on human rights but also give the western bloc carte blanche to use human rights as a weapon against the nations that refuse to toe its line, while protecting the worst war criminals and human rights violators.