Bhubaneswar - A draft resolution based on Sri Lanka’s failure to address the
human rights violations and war crimes committed in the past was addressed in
a crucial session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on March 22 nd.
This had put Sri Lanka on a very gloomy path that could lead to a recurrence of
policies and practices that gave rise to the earlier situation.
India has been asked by Sri Lanka to help them by supporting against the
resolution. This is the first time India has been asked for such help but it finds
itself having to weigh several geopolitical concerns, not least the growing
influence of China in Sri Lanka. What factors could go into India’s vote and
what ramifications will it have for the geopolitics of the region.
Bagmi Barenya Nayak
Research intern at The Stambh Organization