India votes in favour of 5 UN resolutions, abstains on one

Another draft resolution that India voted in favour of was The occupied Syrian Golan’ which was approved by a recorded vote of 146 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 23 abstentions.

The resolution would call upon “Israel to desist from changing the physical character, demographic composition, institutional structure and legal status of the occupied Syrian Golan and in particular to desist from the establishment of settlements.”

It would also call upon Israel to desist from imposing Israeli citizenship and Israeli identity cards on the Syrian citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan, and from its repressive measures against the population of the occupied Syrian Golan.

India voted in favour of a resolution ‘Operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East’. This draft resolution was approved by a recorded vote of 160 in favour to 4 against (Canada, Israel, Federated States of Micronesia, United States), with 7 abstentions (Cameroon, Guatemala, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Uruguay, Vanuatu).

It would have the Assembly express its deep concern about the extremely critical financial situation of UNRWA and attempt to discredit the Agency despite its proven operational capacity and consistent implementation of its mandate.

It expressed grave concern about the extremely difficult socioeconomic conditions being faced by the Palestine refugees in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, particularly in the refugee camps in the Gaza Strip, as a result of the recurrent military operations, continuing prolonged Israeli closures, the construction of settlements and the wall.

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