India’s abstention from resolution at HRC hurts rights, says Palestinian foreign minister
Nine voted in opposition to and 14, together with India, abstained.
India’s abstention from the most recent resolution on the Palestinian problem suppresses human rights of “all people”, Palestine’s Foreign Minister Dr. Riad Malki has mentioned.
In an unusually sturdy letter despatched to External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on May 30, Dr. Malki mentioned the resolution titled “Ensuring respect for international human rights law and humanitarian law in Occupied Palestinian Territory including East Jerusalem and in Israel” was a product of lengthy years of multilateral negotiation.
“Republic of India missed an opportunity to join the international community at this turning point, both crucial and long overdue, on the path to accountability, justice and peace,” he said.
India abstained within the voting on the resolution at the Human Rights Council [HRC] on May 27 that got here up within the backdrop of the most recent spherical of battle between Israel and Gaza strip, the coastal a part of the Palestinian territories.
Death of Indian citizen
India had condemned the loss of life of an Indian citizen within the rocket assaults by Hamas from Gaza however in a uncommon United Nations Security Council assembly on May 17, Permanent Representative TS Tirumurti expressed India’s assist to the “just Palestinian cause”. India has maintained that two-state resolution to equal sovereign rights is the best way ahead to resolve the century outdated disaster. However, on May 27, India abstained from voting on the resolution, which is aimed at securing Israel’s compliance with worldwide human rights.
“The resolution is not an aberration to the Human Rights Council. It is the by-product of extensive multilateral consultations. It is the consolidation of years and thorough investigations into and reporting on Israel’s grave violations by States, United Nations experts, Human Rights Treaty bodies, and international organisations…Therefore, your abstention stifles the important work of Human Rights Council at advancing human rights for all peoples, including those of the Palestinian people,” wrote Dr. Malki.
The resolution was adopted with the vote of 24 members. Nine voted in opposition to, and 14, together with India, abstained. The passing of the resolution led to the establishing of an impartial fee of inquiry to analyze violation of worldwide regulation by Israel.
Dr. Malki mentioned the Palestinian folks have been disadvantaged of applicability of worldwide regulation. The “root causes of the injustice” in opposition to the Palestinian folks was “dispossession, displacement, colonisation” by Israel, he famous.