Why did India stay away from the resolution in the UN on the Russia-Ukraine war? Talk of western countries also rejected, know the reason
Why India Abstains from UN Voting: 32 countries, including India, abstained from voting in the United Nations General Assembly. In many proposals against Russia, India keeps its stand clear every time. However, Ruchira Kamboj, India’s permanent representative in the UN, has given a big reason behind this.
1. India was among the 32 countries that did not participate in the voting of the 193-member General Assembly.
2. Ruchira Kamboj, speaking after the most recent UN resolution, described the country’s approach as ‘people-centric’
3. India asked both sides to find a solution to the problem through dialogue and diplomacy
New Delhi. Voting took place in the United Nations General Assembly on the completion of one year of the Ukraine-Russian War, but India kept itself away from it. India was among the 32 countries that abstained from voting in the 193-member General Assembly, which was decidedly an anti-Russia resolution. It is not that India abstains from voting for the first time in the resolutions that came after the start of the war. Despite the pressure from western countries, India was very clear about its foreign policy. So why is it happening that despite the Human Rights report coming from the war, India is continuously keeping itself away from voting in the UN?
Since Russia’s February 24, 2022 invasion of Ukraine, several UN resolutions have condemned the invasion and underscored Ukraine’s commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity. The General Assembly has met six times in the past year in this emergency special session on Ukraine. India, which shares good relations with Russia, has stayed away from UN resolutions on Ukraine and has consistently stressed the need to respect the UN charter, international law and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of states. underlines. India has also urged that all efforts be made for an immediate cessation of hostilities and an immediate return to the path of dialogue and diplomacy.
‘Diplomacy will solve’
India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ruchira Kamboj, speaking after the most recent UN resolution, described the country’s approach to war as ‘people-centric’. According to a PTI report, Ruchira said that India’s approach towards the Ukraine conflict will remain people-centred. India is providing humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and economic assistance to some of its neighbours in the global south under economic crisis.
He stressed that India is concerned over the situation in Ukraine, noting that the conflict has resulted in the loss of countless lives and suffering, especially of women, children and the elderly, with millions rendered homeless and displaced in neighbouring countries. have been forced to take refuge. He said that reports of attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure are also very worrying. India is still asking both sides to find a solution to the problem through dialogue and diplomacy.
‘Forced to abstain’
On India abstaining from voting, Kamboj said that India is strongly committed to multilateralism and upholds the principles of the United Nations Charter. Kamboj insisted, “We will always call for dialogue and diplomacy as the only viable way out. While we note the stated objectives of today’s resolution, we are constrained to abstain from it, in view of its small limitations in reaching our desired goal of achieving lasting peace.” Kamboj said that New Delhi has consistently advocated that no solution can ever be found at the cost of human lives.