UNHRC: India abstains from vote on holding debate on Uyghurs, resolution fails

India on Thursday abstained from voting on a draft decision on the UN Human Rights Council on holding a debate on the “human rights state of affairs in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Area.”

The draft decision was defeated within the 47-member Council after 17 members voted in favour, 19 members voted towards and 11 abstentions, together with India, Brazil, Mexico and Ukraine.

China has been accused of committing crimes towards humanity and presumably genocide towards the Uyghur inhabitants and different Muslim-majority ethnic teams within the northwestern area of Xinjiang.

Numerous leaked paperwork and stories recommend that greater than 1,000,000 Uyghurs had been detained towards their will in an unlimited community of what Beijing calls “re-education camps.”

The draft decision was launched by a core group consisting of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the UK and the US, and co-sponsored by quite a lot of states, together with Turkey.

There are about 12 million Uyghurs, principally Muslims, residing in Xinjiang, which is formally often known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Area (XUAR).


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