Russia Voted Out Of UN Human Rights Council; India Abstains

OB Bureau

New York: The UN General Assembly on Thursday suspended Russia from its Human Rights Council for its invasion of Ukraine and reported killing of hundreds of civilians.

As many as 93 countries voted in favour of the draft resolution, while 24 countries voted against it.

As has been its stand from Day 1 of Vladimir Putin’s decision to launch a military operation against its neighbouring country, India stayed neutral. India was among 58 countries to abstain from voting.

Picture courtesy ANI

“Recent reports of civilian killings in Bucha are deeply disturbing. We have unequivocally condemned these killings and support the call for an independent investigation,” India’s Permanent Representative to UN TS Tirumurti said.

The US, which has put in place stringent sanctions against Russia, had been pushing for a vote against a country which they have accused of committing war crimes.

OB Bureau

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