Resolution in US Cong backs India`s UNSC bid

A resolution in the US House of Reps has appealed UN to make India a permanent member of UNSC.

Last Updated: Nov 22, 2010, 20:37 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.

PTI

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