Resolution introduced in US Congress backs India’s UNSC bid

Resolution introduced in US Congress backs India’s UNSC bid
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First Published: Mon, Nov 22 2010. 12 24 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Nov 22 2010. 12 24 PM IST
Washington: Lauding India’s commitment to global peace and development of the South Asian region, a resolution introduced in the US House of Representatives has appealed to the United Nations to take necessary steps to make New Delhi a permanent member of the Security Council.
The resolution by Congressman Gus Bilirakis gives the sense of the House of Representatives that the UN should forthwith take the procedural actions necessary to amend Article 23 of the Charter of the United Nations to establish India as a permanent member of the UN Security Council.
The resolution, which has been sent to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs for necessary action, noted that India is the largest democratic country in the world in which all political views are freely expressed and respected.
India is the world’s second most populous country, with over one billion citizens residing within its borders and is one of the largest contributors of troops to UN-mandated peacekeeping missions, it said.
The resolution also said that India has demonstrated a strong commitment to global peace and promotion of the peaceful development of the South Asian region.
“It is the sense of the House of Representatives that the United Nations should forthwith take the procedural actions necessary to amend Article 23 of the Charter of the United Nations to establish India as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council,” it said.
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First Published: Mon, Nov 22 2010. 12 24 PM IST