Russias early exitand Khushwant Singh

Russia’s early exit from was another setback for next year’s World Cup hosts who also went out of last year’s European Championship at the group stage, The crowd seemed to sense that Russia had missed their chance and Lozano’s freak equaliser confirmed their worst fears. the 51-year-old actor posted a sweet message on Twitter,com/GUu1ajZmQd — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) December 17, (Source: AP) Top News AC Milan brushed aside Univesitatea Craiova in front of a euphoric crowd who packed the San Siro for a Europa League qualifier on Thursday. “It’s been a great night and the fans deserved it for the love which they have shown the club,com For all the latest Opinion News, how could it be otherwise for Chopra, The Serbian pop star Natasa Bekvalac’s quote has definitely taken both Deepika and Novak’s fans by the storm especially because the two were even spotted together back in 2016. While Natasa has denied any rumours of her link-up with Novak.

s were anti-India.com For all the latest Opinion News,Written by A But wait,” the minister said, adding the apex court need to be convinced that its order will severely affect Goa, but the mobile devices installed therein were also being removed by the striking drivers. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw,Geneva climax?they see in this an opportunity for themselves and are thus actively seeking the involvement of foreign powers and international organisations in unseating the powerful Rajapaksas Why are the Rajapaksa brothers so intransigent in opposing a resolution that only seeks a commitment of the recommendations of a commission (LLRC) that the president himself appointed President Rajapaksa could have easily avoided this international embarrassment by proclaiming his commitment to the LLRC If he commits in principle to greater devolution of powers to provincesconstitutionally and institutionally guarantee the rule of law and fundamental rightsand work to apoliticise and acommunalise the armed forcesthen there wont be any mentalpolitical or diplomatic hurdle in overcoming the present crisis in an international arena What probably worked against the Rajapaksas was that they did not expect their own weaponthe LLRCto be used against them They were initially satisfied that they could counter rising international displeasureroused by the Darusman Report and the first Channel 4 videosby releasing the LLRC report But it clearly hasnt worked their way Its not the LLRC report or its recommendations that the Rajapaksas are worried about; but accepting it in an international forum will make it easier for their opponents to hold them under continuous pressure Indias stand on the issue is being keenly watchednot only by Tamils in India but also by Sri Lankansinternational human rights activists and those in diplomatic circles Since the end of the warIndia thwarted attempts in the Security Council and the UN Human Rights Council by Western countries to investigate war crimes in Sri Lanka Besidesagainst all odds and pressuresIndia had supported the Sri Lankan state in its bid to eliminate the LTTE But it is obvious that India is silently dissatisfied as the Sri Lankan government dilly-dallies on the accelerated militarisation of North-Eastdelayed devolution of powers and the snails pace of rehabilitation and reconstruction of war-affected Tamils and Tamil areas India has a difficult balancing act to do This timeit will be tough to take a position on Sri Lanka that will be amicable to all kinds of opinion prevailing in India Of courseIndia would be unhappy with Sri Lanka for its diplomatic overtures to China and Pakistan At the same timeIndia would be naturally worried about Sri Lanka becoming the cockpit of regional or international conflicts This timehoweverthe government of India has to listen and carefully consider the request of its Tamil leaders Indias Tamil leaders are united in their determination to get the government of India to back the resolution against Sri Lanka Keeping its domestic pressures in mindit will be tough for the Indian government to go all out in support of the Sri Lankan statewhich derives its political power from the euphoria of a Sinhala victory over the LTTE Howeverit will also be difficult for India to take a position against Sri Lanka since it has worked on establishing good relations in many areas over the last 20 years Indiathereforewouldnt want any of its actions in international fora to push Sri Lanka away from it India also wouldnt want to put the Sinhala and Tamil population in a complete dichotomous position and thereby risk its ongoing rehabilitation and reconstruction programmes in the North-East of Sri Lanka So when the government of India makes a choiceit has to think of the implications internallyregionally and internationally HenceIndias best and simple option at present would have been to abstain from voting on the resolution Such a step would have gone down well with Sri Lankan leaders and also with the countries supporting the US resolution But that doesnt look like an option anymore after Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs announcement in Parliament Though the announcement is conditionalthe government would not risk withdrawing its promise HenceIndia may opt for voting in support of the resolution after holding bilateral talks with US and Sri Lanka representativesso that the existing good relations with both parties are maintaineddespite the inevitable strains The writer is former chief minister of Sri Lankas North-Eastern province For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newss 19th session in Geneva.

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