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    India elected to UN Human Rights Council for 3 years, gets highest number of votes

    India was elected with the highest number of votes by the General Assembly to the influential Human Rights Council on Friday with a pledge to combat intolerance.

    India received 188 votes, the highest polled by any of the 18 countries elected in the voting.

    This is the fifth time India is elected to the Geneva-based Council, the main body of the UN charged with promoting and monitoring human rights.

    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.

    His successor Michelle Bachelet and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres have backed Zeid’s recommendation, which Pakistan -- a member of the Council -- is campaigning for.

    So far, no other country has backed Zeid’s call for the investigation.

    Bangladesh, which is at the frontlines of dealing with the Rohingya crisis, was also elected with 178 votes to the Council to fill one of the five vacancies for three year terms from the Asia-Pacific region.

    The regional group endorsed five countries, which matched the number of seats open for election this year, and they were the only countries on the ballot. The other regional candidates were Bahrain, Fiji and the Philippines.

    Thirteen other countries representing the other four regions were also elected to the Council.

    In January India will join China and Nepal, besides Pakistan, which were elected to the 47-member Council in previous years to serve three-year terms.

    When it nominated itself for the Council, India showcased its position as “the world’s largest democracy (and) India’s secular polity.”

    It pledged that it will continue to support international efforts to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

    In the nomination pledge, India also presented a broader approach to human rights, emphasising climate justice, health and poverty alleviation.

    India was among the first batch of 47 countries elected to the Council in 2006 soon after it was set up and received an initial one-year term instead of three to facilitate a rotating roster of vacancies each year.

    It was again elected in 2007, 2011 and 2014 to three-year-terms.

    Countries can be elected for only two consecutive terms and India took a year’s break when its term ended in 2017.

    Elections were held by secret ballot in the 193-member General Assembly on Friday, although the number of candidates for all the five regions matched the vacancies making it a formality.

    On the 47-member Council the seats are allocated based on “equitable regional distribution” giving the Asia-Pacific region a total of 13 seats, with some coming up for election every year.

    The African region also has 13 seats, while East European region has six, West European and others seven, and Latin American and Caribbean eight.

    The United States withdrew from the Council earlier this year after its Permanent Representative Nikki Haley questioned its legitimacy because of the presence of several dictatorial regimes violating human rights on it.

    Link: https://www.hindustantimes.com/india...W52qxP4VK.html


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    Dark times ahead for the planet, we need the Avengers.

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    Is this an April fools joke?

    India has a terrible human rights record, a nation which uses it's soldiers to rape, torture, injure protestors cannot surely be taken seriously on any council which aims to further human rights.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    Is this an April fools joke?

    India has a terrible human rights record, a nation which uses it's soldiers to rape, torture, injure protestors cannot surely be taken seriously on any council which aims to further human rights.
    Then how exactly India got the highest number of votes by those 18 countries?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman View Post
    Then how exactly India got the highest number of votes by those 18 countries?
    Political reasons which does not take away the continous abuses being carried out. Maybe India will look at itself now and make a change but im not hopeful.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    Is this an April fools joke?

    India has a terrible human rights record, a nation which uses it's soldiers to rape, torture, injure protestors cannot surely be taken seriously on any council which aims to further human rights.
    Thats the Pakistani point of view and Pakistan may have already voted againist India. But clearly the ROW thinks otherwise.

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    Dark day in the history of the planet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    Is this an April fools joke?

    India has a terrible human rights record, a nation which uses it's soldiers to rape, torture, injure protestors cannot surely be taken seriously on any council which aims to further human rights.
    While India no doubt has its human rights issues, it is an angel compared to Pakistan (which allows the US to kill its citizens using drones without any due process), Saudi Arabia (less said the better), Jordan (see Saudi Arabia), China (concentration camps with a million Muslims incarcerated), United Kingdom (ex-PM who lied to Parliament to start a war in which half a million died roams about free) etc. etc.
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    Well there goes the Oscar winning tears cried by Malik Nadeem to the rubbish bin ... When will Pakistan learn ? it is over, forget Kashmir, worry about fixing your country first then worry about Kashmir a 200 years after...


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    Just shows the reality of the so called Enlightened world and its hypocrisy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manager101 View Post
    Just shows the reality of the so called Enlightened world and its hypocrisy.
    Hypocrisy is inherent in our species. Be it Pakistan turning a blind eye to it's army's genocide in Balochistan, the world not caring about Uighars in China or the West ignoring Israel. Nothing new, nothing unheard of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackShadow View Post
    Hypocrisy is inherent in our species. Be it Pakistan turning a blind eye to it's army's genocide in Balochistan, the world not caring about Uighars in China or the West ignoring Israel. Nothing new, nothing unheard of.
    Which makes we Human beings disgraceful and all that talk of humanity is just smoke in the eyes of common masses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    Is this an April fools joke?

    India has a terrible human rights record, a nation which uses it's soldiers to rape, torture, injure protestors cannot surely be taken seriously on any council which aims to further human rights.
    If it was the US or UK elected instead, I'm sure you would have sat tight and said nothing.

    Because they give you and your family roti - kapda - makaan regardless of their global adventures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman View Post
    Then how exactly India got the highest number of votes by those 18 countries?
    Same reason why Saudi Arabia also gets on such councils

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    This is to be welcomed. A country that is a flag bearer of truth and non-violence deserves to be the leader of anything related to human rights.

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    This is embarrassing and highly undeserved.

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    Couldn't have been given to a better country to be honest. Its the highly reputed institutions like UN that have an eye for the real benevolent country, partly the reason why India is nominated with highest votes.

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    Why would a country that is openly violating human rights get a seat on the UN Human Rights Council? Nothing but politics. It's all a sham

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    Bangladesh, which is at the frontlines of dealing with the Rohingya crisis, was also elected with 178 votes to the Council to fill one of the five vacancies for three year terms from the Asia-Pacific region.

    This is also in the article. Of the 47 countries most (if not all) commit human rights violations on various scales. This is just some circus council as is mostly the case with the UN related matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    If it was the US or UK elected instead, I'm sure you would have sat tight and said nothing.

    Because they give you and your family roti - kapda - makaan regardless of their global adventures.
    I dont know if you have ever left your village in India but the world doesn't work this way. Nobody gives you anything, you have to earn it. In the UK we have millions who object to crimes of the nation which then forces change. Indian like yourself support the atrocities of your government and when someone bring this up you become apologists or try to divert from the topic.

    Do you condemn the rapes and murders of your army? Yes or No?


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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    I dont know if you have ever left your village in India but the world doesn't work this way. Nobody gives you anything, you have to earn it. In the UK we have millions who object to crimes of the nation which then forces change. Indian like yourself support the atrocities of your government and when someone bring this up you become apologists or try to divert from the topic.

    Do you condemn the rapes and murders of your army? Yes or No?
    Before you go around asking these questions, a good first step would be to substantiate your claims. Last time Pakistan accused India of using chemical weapons in Kashmir only to be caught lying again.

    - Indian army isn't murdering anyone. The target are always militants, and those stupid enough to interfere will risk their lives. Not army's fault.

    - 26 years ago, some criminals within the army did rape 30 women, but if you associate that with Indian army, then that would be like calling Pakistani army the biggest raping institution known to mankind. Millions of women fell victim to Pakistan army in Bangladesh and now they are continuing the legacy in Balochistan.

    Still, we admit that mistakes have been made by the armymen, and India is the only country in South Asia where all this is exposed and accepted by Indians themselves. Compare this to Pakistan, committing far graver sins and living in denial even to date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackShadow View Post
    Before you go around asking these questions, a good first step would be to substantiate your claims. Last time Pakistan accused India of using chemical weapons in Kashmir only to be caught lying again.

    - Indian army isn't murdering anyone. The target are always militants, and those stupid enough to interfere will risk their lives. Not army's fault.

    - 26 years ago, some criminals within the army did rape 30 women, but if you associate that with Indian army, then that would be like calling Pakistani army the biggest raping institution known to mankind. Millions of women fell victim to Pakistan army in Bangladesh and now they are continuing the legacy in Balochistan.

    Still, we admit that mistakes have been made by the armymen, and India is the only country in South Asia where all this is exposed and accepted by Indians themselves. Compare this to Pakistan, committing far graver sins and living in denial even to date.
    There are many threads on Pakistan, stick to India.

    I am more than happy to substantiate the rapes and murders, we can do this one at a time? Please make sure you respond to each case and confirm if you condemn what your heroic soldiers have done or confirm you deny it?

    1. Nasir Shafi reported to be between 11-14 years old found killed riddled with pellet wounds. Was he a militant?
    Last edited by Abdullah719; Yesterday at 20:21. Reason: No personal attacks


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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackShadow View Post
    Before you go around asking these questions, a good first step would be to substantiate your claims. Last time Pakistan accused India of using chemical weapons in Kashmir only to be caught lying again.

    - Indian army isn't murdering anyone. The target are always militants, and those stupid enough to interfere will risk their lives. Not army's fault.

    - 26 years ago, some criminals within the army did rape 30 women, but if you associate that with Indian army, then that would be like calling Pakistani army the biggest raping institution known to mankind. Millions of women fell victim to Pakistan army in Bangladesh and now they are continuing the legacy in Balochistan.

    Still, we admit that mistakes have been made by the armymen, and India is the only country in South Asia where all this is exposed and accepted by Indians themselves. Compare this to Pakistan, committing far graver sins and living in denial even to date.
    Denial? Just because you admited and continue to kill innocent doesn’t make it okay.

    Stop trying to paint a pretty pic of Indian occupying forces in Kashmir who actively kill and rape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    In the UK we have millions who object to crimes of the nation which then forces change. Indian like yourself support the atrocities of your government and when someone bring this up you become apologists or try to divert from the topic.
    The UK is the primary party responsible for the many issues that has consumed your existence, your father's and grandfather's. Take the current mess in Israel as one example - it was conjured by the British at the time, and these heroes are responsible for every atrocity that has ensued in the region since.

    Of course, the amount of crocodile tears you (including pa and grand) have shed over the issue is endless but guess what hotshot? No change has been forced. Zilch. Nada. And yet, if the UK was nominated to his panel on human rights you would welcome it with open arms. In spite of you and your BritPak brethren being among the bottom rungs of the societal ladder, and in spite of every new adventure that slaughters another few million people in this world. Why? Because you are happy to keep your eyes shut and accept your monthly paycheck paid in GBP with your tongue hanging out.

    In the end, it's all about the moolah.


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