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India votes in favour of Palestine's bid to get full membership at UN
Photo courtesy: UN photo/Manuel Elias

India votes in favour of Palestine's bid to get full membership at UN

| @indiablooms | 11 May 2024, 12:38 am

India Friday voted in favour of a draft UN General Assembly resolution that considered Palestine qualified to be admitted as a full member of the United Nations and recommended that the Security Council "reconsider" the matter "favourably".

The 193-member General Assembly met in the morning for an emergency special session where the Arab Group resolution 'Admission of new Members to the United Nations', in support of Palestine's full membership in the UN, was presented by the United Arab Emirates, as Chair of the Arab Group in May.

The resolution got 143 votes in favour of the proposal including India.

Nine members voted against the move with 25 abstentions.

The UNGA hall broke into applause after the vote was cast.

The resolution stated that "the State of Palestine is qualified for membership in the United Nations" in accordance with Article 4 of the Charter of the United Nations and "should therefore be admitted to membership in the United Nations".

It recommended that the Security Council "reconsider the matter favourably, in the light of this determination".

India was the first non-Arab State to recognise the Palestine Liberation Organisation as the sole and legitimate representative of the Palestinian people in 1974.

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