In a notable diplomatic move, India voted in favor of a draft resolution at the United Nations General Assembly expressing concern over Israel's failure to withdraw from the Syrian Golan (Golan Heights), a region 'occupied' by Israeli forces since 5 June, 1967.
The resolution, titled 'The Syrian Golan' and introduced by Egypt, received 91 votes in favor, with eight nations, including Australia, Canada, Israel, the UK, and the US, voting against it.
Meanwhile, Sixty-two nations chose to abstain.
As reported by Economic Times, The resolution underscores Israel's non-compliance with relevant Security Council and General Assembly resolutions, emphasising its continued presence in the Syrian Golan.
It calls upon Israel to rescind its decision to impose laws in the occupied region and demands withdrawal by 4 June 1967, line in adherence to Security Council directives.
Expressing grave concern over the stalled peace process on the Syrian track, the resolution expresses hope for the swift resumption of peace talks from the point they had previously reached.
However, India's vote aligns with several other nations, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the United Arab Emirates, emphasising the global significance of the issue and the need for a concerted international effort to address it.
Nayan Dwivedi is Staff Writer at Swarajya.
An appeal from Swarajya
At Swarajya, we rely on our readers' support through subscriptions to sustain our media platform. Unlike larger conglomerates, we are unable to relentlessly chase advertising money — our model is largely built on your patronage.
Your support has never been more crucial. We work tirelessly to deliver 10-15 high-quality articles daily, ensuring you receive insightful content from 7 AM to 10 PM.
If you believe India's story has to be articulated in a way it has never been done before without shrugging it off, become a patron (or) subscribe now for ₹̶2̶4̶0̶0̶ ₹1999 and get 12 print issues, unlimited digital access for 1 year, a special India that is Bharat T-shirt (Offer ends soon).
We are counting on you!