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Amid Israel-Hamas Conflict, India Votes In Favour Of UN Resolution Expressing Concern Over Israel's Presence In Golan Heights

Nayan Dwivedi

Nov 29, 2023, 10:56 AM | Updated 10:55 AM IST


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.

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