United Nations, Oct. 6, 2022
From our Overseas Bureau
India today abstained from voting on a draft resolution in the U.N. Human Rights Council on holding a debate on the human rights situation in China’s restive Xinjiang Region.
Human rights’ groups have been sounding the alarm over what is happening in the resource-rich North-western Chinese province for years, alleging that more than one million Uyghurs had been detained against their will in a large network of what Beijing calls re-education camps.
Draft resolution on holding a debate on the situation of human rights in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China was rejected in the 47-member Council after 17 members voted in favour, 19 members voted against, including China and 11 abstentions, including India, Brazil, Mexico and Ukraine.