India abstains voting on draft resolution for debate in UNHRC on human rights situation in China's Xinjiang
The draft resolution was presented by a core group consisting of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, UK and USA, and co-sponsored by a range of states, including Turkey.
The Myanmar military is committing war crimes and crimes against humanity daily, including murder, sexual violence, torture, and the targeting of civilians.
When the Taliban seized power nearly a year ago, they had promised to pursue a softer version of the harsh rule that characterised their first period in power from 1996 to 2001, but to no avail.
The resolution was adopted by a vote of 33 in favour, China and Eritrea voting against and 12 abstentions.
India's neutral stance in the war has raised concerns in Washington and earned praise from Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
A day earlier, Russia was suspended from the UN Human Rights Council.
The commission risks losing its 'A status' rating for the first time in its 30-year history, a demotion that could see it stripped of its participation rights at the UNHRC.
TS Tirumurti said India continues to remain deeply concerned at the worsening situation and reiterates its call for end to all hostilities.
'We believe that the members of the Russian forces committed war crimes in Ukraine, and we believe that Russia needs to be held accountable'
The UN General Assembly will vote Thursday on suspending Russia from the UN Human Rights Council.
Covering the period since the 1 February 2021 military takeover, the report is based on interviews with over 155 victims, witnesses, and advocates, whose accounts were corroborated.
The heads of African Mission accredited to India had convened a special meeting to look into the recent attacks against African students, in Greater Noida.