India abstained from the UN; Russia suspended from the Human rights body


If India has to select any side, it is the side of peace and it is for an instantaneous end to violence, says TS Trimurti at UNGA resolution on Ukraine’s conflict. 

On Thursday, India abstained from voting on the decision at the United Nations General Assembly looking for Russia’s interruption from the human rights council “for reasons of both matter and operation,” TS Tirumurti stated at UNGA. “We firmly trust that all conclusions should be taken fully respecting due process, as all our democratic polity and constitution enjoin us to do. This applies to the international corporations as well, especially the United Nations,” he said on Thursday at UNGA.

The United Nations made an infrequent move to suspend Russia from the Human rights council. In the History of an intergovernmental organization, this has happened for the second time that such strong measures are taken against a country. At first, back in 2011, Libya was suspended from the Human rights council. 

Tirumurti stated at the UNGA “We do so for both reasons of matter and the process. Since the foundation of the Ukraine conflict, India has stood for peace, talk, and diplomacy. We believe that no solution can happen by shedding blood and the cost of innocent people’s lives. If India had to choose one side India always stood on the side of peace and it is for an instantaneous end to violence.” 

Tirumurti added “We continue to abide deeply concerned at the worsening condition and repeat our call for an end to all antagonism. When innocent human lives are at stake, diplomacy must win as the only feasible option.” The representative also stressed that India criticises the killings in Bucha. “We hold up the call for an independent investigation. The effect of the war can be felt with the increasing cost of food and energy particularly in many developing nations. It is in our regard – both inside the UN and outside – seeking a timely end to the war,” he stated.

The intention acquires a two-thirds majority of those voting, minus non-votings, in the 193-member of gatherings, with 93 nations voting on the side and 24 against. Those who are non-voting include Mexico, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq, Pakistan, Singapore, India, Brazil, South Africa, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Cambodia. 

 The UN announced in a statement “This is not the first time that a Member of State has had its community of the Human Rights Council suspended. Libya lost its seat in 2011, following the suppression of complaints by ruler Muammar Gaddafi, who was later brought down.”

The Human Rights body based in Geneva is interrogated with emphasising and accepting investigations of rights violations as well as in Syria and in late March in Ukraine. The conflict in Ukraine has entered the 44th day with Moscow being summoned for multiple war offences.

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