Russia suspended from UNGA; India abstains despite Moscow warning
NEW DELHI: India was among the 58 countries who abstained from voting in UNGA on a resolution that sought to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council. While the abstention by India and others only facilitated adoption of the resolution, India called upon the UN to fully respect "due process" in taking any decision.
The resolution was adopted, revoking Russia’s membership, with 93 countries voting in favour and 24 ag inst.
Russia became the first P-5 country to be suspended from any UN body and also the only country apart from Libya in 2011 to be removed from the 47-member top h an ri hts body. India again wriggled out of a difficult situation by abstaining (its 10th abstention in 10 ves on Ukraine) even though the abstention this time worked in the favour of the US and other Western countries who wanted to expel Russia for alleged violations in Ukraine. Russia had warned the UNGA member-states that an abstention will be seen as an unfriendly gesture and also hurt bilateral ties.
India’s permanent representative to UN T S Tirumurti, however, said India decided to abstain for reasons of both ``substance and process’’ while calling upon the UN to ensure all decisions are taken fully respecting due process. India’s explanation of ve came after the voting.
The resolution needed support only from 2/3 countries present and voting. Abstentions didn’t count. India has so far abstained from all 10 ves in UN on Ukraine. China ved ag inst the resolution to suspend Russia. India's emphasis on due course is significant as there was unease apparently among a large section of the member-states to expel Russia without waiting for the outcome of a probe into the violations. The resolution was adopted with support only from 93 out of 193 countries as abstentions didn't count.
seriously , Does Russia care about this? these are just time pass. India cannot be unnecessarily threatened by anyone. it cant take actions based on other nations sentiments.
According to this criteria the US should have been removed dozens of times.. Vietnam war crimes,iraq,syria,libya,yemen,yugoslovia etc
UNGA is a fake organisation..also recently it has been infested by Is mists.
so finally requests have become warnings! looks like everyone is at the end of tether and I am pleasantly surprised that one ve of India matters so much.
Do not corner or try to corner a country with 6000 nukes, you may never know the outcome
Sorry Russia for betraying you in needs
I didnt expect it(abstaining) from Modi govt. India is so weak incapable will never become superpower. China is our enemy but I appreciate their bold decision to support Russia. My doubt is clear that India is a stooge of US and west.
UNHRC is an anti-Indian body. It is influenced by Jihadis and nothing to do with h an ri hts.
联合国人 权理事会是一个反印度机构，它受分子的影响，与人 权无关。
UNHRSC is a Joke... who will take it seriously
What is the use of UNHRC ? Had it ever condemned the Human Rights Violation of Hindus in Bangdesh or Pakistan?
UNHRC is a handmaid of the US and NATO countries who have held the organisation hostage to further their own agendas.
US sends more wons: The US has committed more than 12,000 anti-armor sy ems, 1,400 anti-aircraft sy ems and “hundreds” of suicide drones to Ukraine, the Biden administration said Thursday. It comes after the US approved on Tuesday another $100 million in wonry for Ukraine drawn from US inventories, bringing the total US assistance to Ukraine to about $1.7 billion since the start of Russia’s invasion.
Yes US loves to spend billions of dollars in nation destructions not in nation building we all knew this from decades..whats news! here hehe?
Most countries in UN nibble around and not getting to the core on any issue. UN is to be drastically changed or better dismantled.
To avoid this kind of situation later PM Nehru got the NAM
Good decision by India that reflected that no country in the world can influence our independent foreign policy
It is irrelevant whether to be a member to UNHRC. When UNHRC was partial in many aspects, it is better to dismantle this body.
是否是联合国人 权理事会的成员无关紧要。联合国人 权委员会在许多方面有偏见，最好解散这个机构。
Disappointing. How can Russia be censured without evidence and proof on who committed those crimes? Perhaps the Ukrainian Nazis like Th Azov Battalion who cm proud descent from the Galician Waffen SS and still wear the Haken Cruz and Sowilo on their helmets? In any case, India should have backed Russia which has exercised the veto so often in favour of India ag inst the Serial War criminals of the West.
At present, abstained means supporting Russia
Any warning from US or Russia to India to tow their line of instruction, has little impact on Indian policy of Neutrality. time to remain Neutral is the best option, that India is following since Nehru era. Hope things will settle down soon, as both Russia and Ukraine, learnt good lessons from this war.
Western nations are encouraging a comedian to extend the war