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India elected to United Nations Human Rights Council with highest votes

ONI Bureau:  India was elected to the United Nations’ top Human Rights body on Friday with highest votes among all candidates. India will continue as top body for a period of three years beginning 1 January 2019.

India bagged 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category out of 193 – highest for any contesting candidate.

This is for the fifth time that India has been elected to the Geneva-based Council while; Countries needed a minimum of 97 votes to get elected to the Council.

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