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PM Narendra Modi expresses joy over India's re-election to UNHRC

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi 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

PTI [ Updated: October 22, 2014 7:13 IST ]
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pm narendra modi expresses joy over india s re election to unhrc

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi 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.

India is currently a member of the 47-nation UNHRC and its first term is due to end on December 31, 2014.

India was seeking re-election to the UN body, the elections for which were held here today in the UN General Assembly.

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