India votes in favour of the UNHRC’s resolution promoting the “right of Palestinians to self-determination.”

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The resolution on the “right to self-determination for Palestinian people” was approved by the UN Human Rights Council, and India did not vote on the resolution on the “human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the obligation to ensure accountability and justice.”

A resolution regarding the state of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, which includes East Jerusalem, and the need to uphold justice and accountability was adopted by the UNHRC on Thursday.

A post on X was posted by the intergovernmental body, with the statement, “Draft resolution A/HRC/55/L.30 on the Human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the obligation to ensure accountability and justice was ADOPTED.”

Thirteen nations chose not to vote, while twenty-eight nations backed it.

Japan, France, the Dominican Republic, and India did not vote for the resolution.

In the meantime, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, the Maldives, Qatar, South Africa, and other nations voted in favour of the resolution.

Nonetheless, the US voted against the UNHRC resolutions on Israel and Palestine, along with five other nations.

In the interim, the UNHRC passed a second resolution addressing the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination.

Nonetheless, India chose to vote in favour of the Palestinian people’s claim to statehood and self-determination.

“Draft resolution A/HRC/55/L.13 on the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination was ADOPTED,” the UN Human Rights Council announced on X.

The United States and Paraguay were the only two nations to vote against the resolution.

In addition, three nations—Albania, Argentina, and Cameroon—did not cast ballots.

Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a press release stating that the Israeli ambassador left the plenary session in protest after her address, following the UNHRC’s adoption of an anti-Israel resolution earlier today.

At the conclusion of its 55th session, the UNHRC adopted a resolution on Friday demanding that Israel be held responsible for any potential war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Gaza Strip.

The UN chastised Israel for the war in Gaza in the resolution it voted today, but it said nothing about Hamas or its atrocities on October 7.

The resolution compares the

Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and International Organisations in Geneva, Ambassador Meirav Eilon Shahar, departed the hall in protest after the resolution was adopted.

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