US House resolution to back India’s UNSC bidBy Arun Kumar, IANS
Monday, November 22, 2010
WASHINGTON - Indicating bipartisan support for Indias bid for a permanent UN Security Council seat, a Republican legislator has introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives asking the world body to take the necessary steps.
Lauding India’s commitment to global peace and development of the South Asian region, the resolution by Florida Congressman Gus Bilirakis urges the UN to 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.
The resolution, which has been sent to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs for review, 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.
(Arun Kumar can be contacted at [email protected])