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    Published On : Fri, Oct 12th, 2018
    National News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    India wins seat to UN Human Rights Council for 3-year term starting Jan

    India was elected to the United Nations’ top human rights body on Friday for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019, getting 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category.

    The 193-member UN General Assembly held elections here for new members to the UN Human Rights Council. The 18 new members were elected by absolute majority through a secret ballot. Countries needed a minimum of 97 votes to get elected to the Council.

    India was vying for a seat in the Asia Pacific category. Along with India, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Fiji and Philippines had also staked a claim in the same regional group.

    Given that there were five nations vying for five seats in the Asia Pacific category, India’s election to the Council was all but certain.

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