Today (i.e. 12th Oct 2018) India got elected to the UN’s top Human rights body with 188 votes in Asia-Pacific category.
The UN Assembly consists of 193 members, it elects 18 new members for the Human rights council, and a minimum of 97 votes are required to get elected to the council for a period of 3 years. Now India got elected for 3 years starting from 1st January 2019.
From the official sources, the latest update is, 5 nations are competing for 5 seats of Asia-Pacific category, i.e. India, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Fiji, and the Philippines.
Syed Akbaruddin, Ambassador and permanent representative of India tweeted with happiness that India won the UN Human rights elections with highest votes among all the participants.
Voting for a Happy Outcome.
— Syed Akbaruddin (@AkbaruddinIndia) October 12, 2018