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‘India will not support rights violations….’

Minister of state in the Indian Prime Minister’s Office V. Narayanasamy said today (Mar. 04) that the PMO has been apprised of the sentiments of people and political parties in Tamil Nadu about the US-sponsored motion against Sri Lanka over alleged human rights violations.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, DMK president M. Karunanidhi and MDMK leader Vaiko had taken up the issue with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The Minister, without elaborating, said India will not support any sort of human rights violations or abuse in any part of the world, but added that in Sri Lanka, such allegations were levelled against both the Sri Lankan army and LTTE, reports Express News Service.

Responding to a statement by a US military official that its troops were stationed in India, he said it had been already clarified by the Centre that it was not a fact.

India did not encourage other countries to station their troops in our country, he said.

The Ministry of External Affairs and Defence Ministry in India yesterday denied a Pentagon general’s statement that US Special Forces troops were based in India besides Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

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