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. An unexpected condemnation of India over accountability issues at the current sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has prompted India to take a line similar to that of Sri Lanka on the issue of foreign-NGOs. Sri Lanka and India have, according to Geneva based sources, taken exception to the views expressed by Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Margaret Sekaggya, who was critical of them on the basis of unsubstantiated claims made by NGOs. Sources told The Island that former Attorney General Mohan Peiris on behalf of the Sri Lankan delegation urged the UN not to be deceived by those hurling allegations against others for their personal benefit. Sources said that the spat between India, a key member of the 47-member UNHRC and the council highlighted the readiness of those at the helm at the premier UN body to go on record, without verifying facts. Some of the concerns raised by ex-Ugandan judicial official Sekaggya with regard to the situation in India were discussed during a debate in the British Parliament last September. A statement issued by the Sri Lankan mission in Geneva quoted Peiris as having told the sessions: 'We believe you have the competency to identify those of them whose heart and soul are genuinely with human rights.
Edited By - AstroLTTE - 8 Mar 2012 01:25:00 GMT