Prime Minister Modi expresses joy over India's re-election to UNHRC

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight expressed happiness over India's re-election to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight expressed happiness over India's re-election to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

The Prime Minister has "expressed joy" over the development, according to a PMO statement.

"India has emerged on top in the Asia Pacific group," the statement noted.

In a significant victory, India was today re-elected to the UN's main human rights body for the period of 2015-17, receiving the highest number of votes in the Asia-Pacific group.

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