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India calls for ‘immediate and credible action’ for full implementation of 13th Amendment in Sri Lanka

The 13th Amendment provides for devolution of power to the minority Tamil community. India has been pressing Sri Lanka to implement the 13th Amendment which was brought in after the Indo-Sri Lankan agreement of 1987.

51st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will be happening from September 12 to October 7, 2022

Voicing concern over the lack of "measurable progress" by Sri Lanka on its commitments of a political solution to the ethnic issue, India on Monday called for "immediate and credible action" for the full implementation of the 13th Amendment and holding of Provincial Council elections at the earliest in the crisis-hit neighbor nation during 51st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).  

During an Interactive Dialogue on the report of Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on promoting reconciliation, accountability, and human rights in Sri Lanka at the 51st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, India said it has always believed in the responsibility of States for promotion and protection of human rights and constructive international dialogue and cooperation guided by the principles of the UN Charter.

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