UNHRC resolution against Russia, India absent again
A resolution was passed in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the deteriorating human rights situation in Ukraine due to the Russian invasion. India was once again absent. In the resolution, the Council reiterated its demand for an immediate end to the military offensive.
The Geneva-based council concluded its 34th special session on Thursday after passing a resolution. 33 countries voted in favor of the resolution. At the same time, only two countries, China and Eritrea, voted against the resolution. Meanwhile, 12 countries, including India and Pakistan, remained absent. These countries include Armenia, Bolivia, Cameroon, Cuba, Kazakhstan, Namibia, Senegal, Sudan, Uzbekistan, and Venezuela.
India absent from resolution against Russia
Since January this year, India has been absent from the UN Security Council, the General Assembly and the Human Rights Council on resolutions condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Indramani Pandey, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva, told the session that India’s position on the Ukraine conflict was firm and consistent.
resolve disputes with diplomacy
We are very concerned about the development of Ukraine. We call for an immediate end to the ongoing violence and an immediate end to hostilities. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had reiterated this in his interactions with world leaders, including leaders from Russia and Ukraine. India believes that dialogue and diplomacy are the only way to follow.