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Showdown on Twitter: Debate Rages As India Abstains from Voting on UN Resolution on Myanmar | India News


NEW DELHI. India joined China and Russia in abstaining from voting on a UN General Assembly resolution that seeks to delegitimize Myanmar’s military junta and prevent the flow of weapons into the country.
Justifying its decision to abstain, the government said the resolution, which was adopted with 119 votes in favor, was hastily tabled and without sufficient consultation with Myanmar’s neighboring and regional countries.

The UNGA adopted a resolution on Myanmar on Friday calling for “the Myanmar armed forces to respect the will of the people freely expressed by the results of the general elections on November 8, 2020, to end the state of emergency and to respect all the human rights of the people of Myanmar and enable Myanmar’s sustained democratic transition, including the opening of the democratically elected parliament, and working so that all national institutions, including the armed forces, are under a fully inclusive civilian government that is representative of the will of the people “.

Twitter remained divided on India’s stance at the UNGA. Many appreciated the position taken by India, while others said it showed a lack of democratic awareness on the part of the Modi government.

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