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India abstains from voting in UNGA to suspend Russia from UNHRC

India abstains from voting in UNGA to suspend Russia from UNHRC
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United Nations: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) voted on Thursday on a draft resolution seeking to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council, a move initiated by America after harrowing photos emerged of corpses strewn across streets of Ukraine, with Washington terming "Moscow's participation in the top human rights body as a farce".

The UN General Assembly has suspended Russia from Human Rights Council. However, India abstained from a draft resolution to suspend Russia from UNHRC over the Ukraine crisis.

Notably, the UNGA needed to vote in favour by two-thirds to remove Russia from the Human Rights Council.

The US-led push garnered 93 votes in favour, while 24 countries voted no and 58 countries abstained. A two-thirds majority of voting members — abstentions do not count — was needed to suspend Russia from the 47-member council.

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