New Delhi : After receiving highest votes, 162 votes, in the recently held UN General Assembly elections in New York, India has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the period of 2015 to 2017

India was competing in the Asia-Pacific group in which four seats were up for election.

The other countries competing in the group were Indonesia, Bangladesh, Qatar, Thailand, Kuwait, Cambodia, Philippines and Bahrain, out of which India, Bangladesh, Qatar and Indonesia made it to the UNHRC.

India’s first term as the member of the 47-nation UNHRC is due to end on December 31st, this year.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed happiness over India’s re-election to the UNHRC and emerging on top among the Asian group.

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