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India elected to UN Human Rights Council

India elected to UN Human Rights Council

| @indiablooms | 13 Oct 2018, 01:27 am

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IBNS): India was elected to the UN Human Rights Council for a period of three years on Friday.

India was elected to the council for a period of three years beginning Jan 1, 2019.

According to reports, India received 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category.

India received the highest number of votes among all candidates, reports said.

The UN General Assembly held the crucial poll to elect new members to the council.

The 18 new members of the council were elected by the absolute majority through a secret ballot.

India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin tweeted: "Voting for a Happy Outcome. Thanks to the support of all our friends @UN , India wins seat to Human Rights Council with highest votes among all candidates."


Image: Syed Akbaruddin Twitter page 

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