India for Security Council

Sulekha has put up a petition to make India a permanent member of the UN.
Please sign it.

And while we are on the subject:
informally, suggestions have been made that China would be taken in the UN but not in the Security Council, and that India should take her (China’s) place in the Security Council. We cannot of course accept this as it means falling out with China and it would be very unfair for a great country like China not to be in the Security Council. We have therefore made it clear to those who suggested this that we cannot agree to the suggestion. We have gone a little further and said that India is not anxious to enter the Security Council at this stage even though as a grea? country she ought to be there. The first step to be taken is for China to take her rightful place, and then the question of India might be discussed separately(Jawaharlal Nehru in 1955)

My respect for the man was already at rock bottom. Now it has started to dig.

5 thoughts on “India for Security Council

  1. The “JNehru” link doesnt load. please rectify. That quote really is a real eye-jerker.

  2. This post is 5 years old and the link has rotted. But I can assure you that this is a faithful quote and IIRC the context did not make it any better.

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