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India raises alarm over lack of progress and reiterates calls for 13th amendment

During the 51st session of the Indian delegation expressed their concern over the lack of “measurable progress” on the Sri Lankan government’s “commitments of a political solution to the ethnic issue.”

The Indian delegation called on Sri Lanka to implement the 13th Amendment, delegate powers to the provincial councils and hold elections for the provincial councils.

The call comes despite Tamils rejecting the 13th Amendment as a political solution and have demanded recognition of their nationhood, self-determination, and sovereignty.

Read more here: Tamils rally to reject 13A and demand self-determination

Read more of our coverage of the UNHRC session below:

‘A persistent culture of impunity’ – Western governments slam Sri Lanka’s human rights record

China, Russia, Iran and North Korea – A coterie of rouge states rush to defend Sri Lanka

UN Resolution violates 'sovereignty of the people of Sri Lanka' - Foreign Minister tells UNHRC

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