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India gets one-year term on UN Human Rights Council

May 10, 2006 12:29 IST

Elected to the newly established Human Rights Council of the United Nations, India will serve on the body for just a year.

The members of the council are to have three-year terms with one-third retiring every year. At elections held to determine the tenure of nations, only Bangladesh, China, Jordan, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia were voted to serve a full three-year term in the Asian group.

The vote on Tuesday, in which the entire membership of the world body participated, showed India securing 173 of 191 votes. Also, India got far more votes than both Japan and China whose tally was 158 and 146 respectively.

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