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India elected to UN Human Rights Council with highest number of votes

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 October 2018, 13:13 IST

After India was elected to the United Nations' top human rights body on Friday, India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin said that the achievement is a reflection of India's position in the comity of nation.

Speaking exclusively to ANI after the declaration of results, Akbaruddin said, "It's a reflection of India's position in the comity of nations, it's a testament that world community holds India in high esteem. There were 18 candidates and we got the highest votes. We feel grateful to all the friends in UN for their support and it is very reassuring. We will work in a balanced way to protect human rights of the world."

India on Friday won a seat to Human Rights Council at United Nations with 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category.

India has been elected for a period of three years, beginning January 1, 2019.

-ANI

First published: 13 October 2018, 13:13 IST
 
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