In­dia is set to be elected to UN Hu­man Rights Coun­cil

Asian Journal - - WORLD - By Arul Louis

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.

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