India Abstains From Voting on UNHRC Inquiry Into Human Rights Violation in Gaza: UN Resolution on Human Rights Violations in Gaza, India Excluded from Voting
The recent conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza lasted for 11 days. During this time 14 countries including India were absent from the vote on the resolution of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to initiate investigations into alleged violations and crimes. A special session was called on Thursday at the United Nations body’s headquarters in Geneva. At the end of this proposal was accepted. The reason is that 24 countries voted in its favor. While nine opposed it.
China and Russia voted in favor
According to official figures, India abstained from voting with 13 other member nations of the group. China and Russia voted in its favor.
“The Human Rights Council accepted a resolution this afternoon to ensure respect for international human rights law and international humanitarian law in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel, including East Jerusalem,” the United Nations body said in a statement.
A special session of the council was called to discuss the ‘serious human rights situation’ in the Palestinian region, including East Jerusalem.
What is the side of India?
India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva Indra Mani Pandey said in a special session that India welcomes the diplomatic efforts of regional countries and the international community supporting the ceasefire between Israel and the armed group in Gaza.
“India urges all sides to exercise utmost restraint and refrain from measures that escalate tensions,” he said. It also calls for avoiding such efforts to unilaterally change the existing status quo in East Jerusalem and its surrounding areas. ‘
Pandey, in a statement, also expressed concern over the ongoing violence in Jerusalem, especially in Haram Al Sharif and other Palestinian territories.
Both Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire that came into effect last Friday after an 11-day fierce battle. Pandey said that India fully agreed that negotiations were the only option for effective resolution of the conditions arising in the region and the problems of the people there.
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