Neighbours ganging up against India? Pak backs Sri Lanka

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Geneva, March 21: Pakistan on Thursday backed Sri Lanka at the UNHRC in Geneva after it voted against the US draft resolution against the island-nation for its poor human records record. Pakistan also took a dig at India after claiming that Lanka suffered from ‘externally sponsored terror' for several years.

Pakistan, which had recently adopted a parliamentary resolution against execution of convicted terrorist Afzal Guru by India, made its remarks by perhaps referring to excerpts from a book authored by a Sri Lankan. The book says that the LTTE had received initial financial backing and training in Tamil Nadu.

The Pakistani envoy could also referred to countries like England and Canada, which have rich Tamil diaspora, for funding the LTTE during its two-decade-long struggle against the Sri Lankan forces.

The envoy said that Pakistan always sympathized with a country that is constantly attacked by terrorists.
Pakistan termed the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka as ‘intrusive' and said that it appreciated the island-nation's efforts towards reconciliation. The envoy praised Sri Lanka for taking substantive measures including the inauguration of a time-bound action plan on the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.

The envoy said the council must consult the concerned country while making moves on a country-specific resolution.

India voted against Sri Lanka.

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