Not voting in favour of SL resolution could hurt Congress prospects

Has Congress scored a self-goal for its victory prospects in Tamil Nadu with India abstaining from voting in favour of a US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka in UNHRC for alleged human rights violations?

India should have backed UN resolution on Sri Lanka: Chidambaram

Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said that India should have supported the United Nations resolution on Sri Lanka, which calls for an international investigation into alleged war crimes in the final stage of the island`s civil war that ended in 2009.

Sri Lanka can set up war crimes inquiry by March 2014: William Hague

After British Prime Minister gave Sri Lankan government time till March Next year to start an inquiry into the war crimes allegations, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague expressed belief that the it was possible for the South Asian nation to set up an investigation within deadline.

UN rights chief gives Sri Lanka March ultimatum on war crimes probe

United Nations Human Rights chief Navi Pillay has warned Sri Lanka to show clear progress towards reining in rights abuses by next March or face an international probe.

Students` indefinite fast on Tamils issue enters third day

The indefinite hunger strike by eight college students, demanding action against Sri Lanka for alleged war crimes, has entered third day on Sunday.

UNHRC: DMK hopes PM will not go back on his promise

DMK, a key UPA ally, on Thursday hoped India would back a resolution against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC session in Geneva.

UN vote on Lanka: ‘India’s new stand a body blow’

Sri Lankan media Tuesday said the country has been delivered a body blow by India which has said it is "inclined to" vote in favour of US moved resolution against Lanka.

‘Govt will study draft of resolution against SL’

External Affairs Minister S
M Krishna has said the government will study the draft of the
resolution and consult Tamil MPs before taking a call.

UN vote on Sri Lanka: Tough choice for India

New Delhi is treading cautiously on the issue after its efforts to get the UN vote on Sri Lanka off table could not achieve much success.

AIADMK unhappy with PM over Sri Lanka

Expressing her unhappiness with PM Manmohan Singh, Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa Wednesday urged the govt to back a resolution in Geneva on "war crimes" blamed on the Sri Lanka military towards the end of the war.

UN vote on SL: ‘Need to keep implications in mind’

External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said Wednesday the government was engaged with all parties to achieve "a forward-looking outcome that is based on reconciliation rather than confrontation"