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UNHRC resolution on Palestine: JD(U) slams govt

 JD(U) on Saturday strongly condemned the Narendra Modi government's decision to abstain from voting on a resolution on Palestine adopted at the United Nations Human Rights Council.



New Delhi: JD(U) on Saturday strongly condemned the Narendra Modi government's decision to abstain from voting on a resolution on Palestine adopted at the United Nations Human Rights Council.

"The JD(U) feels that the decision taken by the central government is not in favour of the country as it might disturb the solidarity with Arab countries...

"The decision is against the established policy of our nation and if India continues to follow the same track, no west Asian nation will stand with us in future," party general secretary K C Tyagi said in a release.

India for the first time yesterday abstained from voting on a resolution on Palestine at the United Nations human rights body that calls for accountability in last year's conflict in Gaza in which hundreds of Palestinians and six Israeli civilians were killed.

Tyagi said JD(U) condemns the government's decision of "supporting" Israel in the UN.

"If 40-41 countries can support Palestine stand against Israel, the party does not understand why the central government chose to go against its tradition," he said, alleging that in the last 60 years, India has supported Israel in UNO for the first time, keeping all the traditional view aside.

The JD(U) leader noted that hundreds of people including children, old men and women lost their lives in the "war crime perpetrated by Israel". 

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