‘Rare Move’! India stands by Israel, rejects Palestinian NGO in UN
United Nations, Jun 13: From the last term, the Modi Government is taking special efforts in Israel bilateral relations. Modi-Netanyahu friendship is one of the appreciated friendship in the international circle.
Now taking this relation on another level, in a ‘rare move’, India voted in favor of a decision introduced by Israel in UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) which objected to granting consultative status to Palestinian NGO.
The objection was taken on the ground of the organization did not disclose its ties with Hamas.
Israel tabled the draft decision “L.15” at a meeting of the ECOSOC on June 6 titled “Application of the non-governmental organization Palestinian Association for Human Rights – Witness for consultative status with the Economic and Social Council” which sought to return to the NGO committee Witness’ application for consultative status, a very rare occurrence.