India bats for UNSC seat, warns against selective approach to terror

In a biting critique of the undemocratic functioning of the UN Security Council, India has accused permanent members of the UNSC of picking and choosing the UN principles to suit their own national interests and of being selective in dealing with terrorism. “It is ironical that calls for democracy and the rule of law are being made in a Council that itself embodies the undemocratic stranglehold of the privileges of a few, forged by a wartime alliance that no longer exists,” India’s Ambassador to the UN Ashoke Kumar Mukerji said in New York on February 23.

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