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India’s guarded response …

“The government [of India] has seen the report of the panel of experts appointed by the UN Secretary General …. The issues raised in the report need to be studied carefully. As a first step, we intend to engage with the government of Sri Lanka on the issues contained in the report."

- Indian External Affairs Ministry. See Times of India’s news brief here.

See our ealier post: 'India and Sri Lanka’s war crimes'

See also Hindustan Times’ report: ‘Will India too back Lanka after report?

This is what Human Rights Watch said on March 1:

When the UN panel of experts submits its report next month, it will be important to have the Indian government standing behind them.

“India should take the lead in demanding that the full report of the panel be made public and, as warranted, encourage the SecretaryGeneral to implement its recommendations.”

- Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director of HRW. See her comment here.

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