Ukraine crisis: Voting against Russia in UNHRC, India again absent, China supported Moscow

Ukraine crisis: Voting against Russia in UNHRC, India again absent, China supported Moscow

India did not participate in the UN Human Rights Council on a resolution on the deteriorating human rights situation in Ukraine due to the Russian aggression. In this, the council called for an immediate end to military hostilities.


reiterated his demand. The Geneva-based council called off its 34th special session after passing a resolution on Thursday. The motion was passed by 33 votes. China and Eritrea voted against the resolution. Twelve countries were absent, including India, Armenia, Bolivia, Cameroon, Cuba, Kazakhstan, Namibia, Pakistan, Senegal, Sudan, Uzbekistan and Venezuela. 


India has been absent several times 
since January this year India has been absent during voting in the UN Security Council, the General Assembly and the Human Rights Council, which condemned the Russian aggression against Ukraine. Ambassador Indra Mani Pandey, India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva, told the session that India's position on the Ukraine conflict has been firm and consistent.

"We are deeply concerned by the developments in Ukraine," he said. We have called for an immediate end to the continued violence and hostility. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reiterated this in his interactions with global leaders, including the leadership of Russia and Ukraine. He said that India believes that the only way is to follow the path of dialogue and diplomacy.

In an orally amended resolution, the Human Rights Council reiterated its demand for an immediate end to military hostilities against Ukraine, to refrain from any human rights violations and abuses in the country, to abstain from any state-sponsored propaganda, war or advocacy . The Council requested the Commission of Inquiry to conduct the investigation in accordance with its mandate and international standards and in coordination with other national and international mechanisms in view of the incidents in the regions of Kyiv, Chernihiv, Kharkiv and Sumy regions at the end of February.  


Ambassador R Ravindra, India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UNSC at the UNSC briefing on Ukraine, said that India attaches high importance to the Treaty on Biological and Toxic Weapons as a major global and non-discriminatory disarmament convention, which seeks to establish a full mandate on weapons of mass destruction. kind of prohibits. He said India has been underscoring the need for negotiating a comprehensive and legally binding protocol that provides an effective, universal and non-discriminatory verification mechanism to strengthen the implementation of the BWC. 
 

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Do you know these things about Anthony Albanese who defeated Scott Morrison? Many challenges will be faced as Prime Minister

Do you know these things about Anthony Albanese who defeated Scott Morrison? Many challenges will be faced as Prime Minister

Australian voters have pushed for an end to nine years of Liberal rule in favor of a centre-left opposition that has promised strong action on climate change. To form a majority government, parties need a majority of 76 seats. The Labor Party's Anthony Albanese, who won the election, will now be the new Prime Minister of Australia. After the election results were out, Morrison said he would resign as leader of the Liberal Party. He said that he takes responsibility for his party's defeat. The Labor Party currently holds 73 seats, according to the Australian Electoral Commission. Early vote counts showed a strong bias toward Greens candidates and independents, who sought emissions cuts far beyond commitments made by Morrison's coalition.

Who is  Anthony  Albanese 

Albanese is one of Australia's longest-serving politicians and was briefly deputy prime minister under Kevin Rudd in 2013. He has earned a reputation as a defender of free healthcare, an advocate of LGBT rights, a Republican and a diehard rugby league fan. Albanese, 59, had a childhood spent by a single mother with the help of a disability pension. At the age of just 33, he reached Parliament in 1996 by winning the Sydney seat on a Labor Party ticket. In 2007, when Kevin Rudd's Labor Party came to power, Albanese was made Minister of Infrastructure and Transport. Due to internal strife in the party, the Prime Minister was changed and Anthony Albanese became Deputy Prime Minister. But his tenure as Deputy PM lasted only 10 weeks. His party lost in the next election.

 Challenges ahead for Albanese as Prime Minister?

One of Albanese's first priorities as prime minister will be to rebuild relations with foreign leaders, who Morrison says has neglected foreign policy in recent years. China recently signed a military agreement with the Solomon Islands near Australia, China is planning to build its first military base in the Pacific. On Tuesday, Albanians are expected to be in Tokyo for talks with quad members from the United States, India and Japan, where they will discuss priorities for safeguarding free passage in the Indo-Pacific. Voters have turned to the Labor Party over the Liberal Party's inaction on climate change. Marija Taflaga, director of the Australian Politics Study Center at the Australian National University, noted the vote's shift to the Greens. 

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