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India abstains from voting on UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka

Date: 25 March 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • India has abstained from a crucial vote on Sri Lanka’s rights record at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
  • The resolution on ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’ was, however, adopted after 22 states of the 47-member Council voted in its favour.
  • Sri Lanka has however considered the move as a support and thanked the 14 countries, including India, Japan and Nepal, that abstained from voting.
  • The Sri Lanka resolution was the first to be voted on using the extraordinary e-voting procedures established for the UNHRC 46th Session, which has been held virtually.