India is set to be elected to UN Human Rights Council
United Nations: India is set to be elected unopposed to the Human Rights Council on Friday as a candidate from the Asia-pacific region.
Only five countries are running for the five vacancies from the region, therefore, all are assured of election.
The other four candidates are Bangladesh, Bahrain, Fiji and the Philippines.
India’s presence on the Council will be important because the previous UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein asked the body to facilitate an international commission of inquiry into allegations of human rights violation in Kashmir.