Tibet leader backs India's bid for security council seat

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    Tibet leader backs India's bid for security council seat - The Times of India
    Gaurav Das,TNN | Feb 6, 2014, 05.54 AM IST

    GUWAHATI: India's bid to be a permanent member of the UN security council received approbation from yet another source, with Lobsang Sangay, the Sikyong or political leader of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile, stating on Wednesday that the country's democratic system and its uniquely diverse demography make it deserving of a permanent place on the prestigious panel. The leader also sought a greater role for India in the Tibetan cause.

    Sangay, in the city to attend the closing ceremony of the Festival of Tibet, said Tibet deserved greater autonomy within China to counter Chinese suppression and to preserve its rich cultural legacy.

    "We want greater autonomy for Tibet within China. Our primary concern is the continuous suppression of Tibetan people in their homeland. China has veto power in the Security Council and India deserves to be a member. India and Tibet share a common geopolitical and environmental bond, as well as Ahimsa philosophy. We expect India to do more for the Tibetan cause. We are guests here and we are satisfied what the Indian people and its government have given us," said Sangay.

    Sangay said the ethos of Mao and Marx has been replaced by that of Adam Smith in a China undergoing transition. He stated that despite suppression of Uighur people in Mongolia and China's Xinjiang province, close to 100,000 Chinese Buddhists came to see the Dalai Lama and that China had the largest Buddhist population in the world.

    "In Tibet's Diru region, many people refused to hoist the Chinese flag. The presence of so many armed men there is inexplicable as Tibetan people have not displayed violence towards Chinese troops or property. We want Tibetan culture to be alive instead of being a staple for museums," said Sangay. The Harvard-educated leader emphasized the strategic importance of the northeast as well.

    "His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, expressed happiness with Assam's progress despite increasing air pollution being a source of concern. It was great to retrace the path of His Holiness as he made his way to India from Tibet many years ago," said Sangay.

    There are 94,203 Tibetans in India and the Tibetan parliament-in-exile has 44 members. The Sikyong is elected directly by the exile population for a term of 5 years.
     
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    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

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    India rightly deserves UNSC Permanent seat!!
     
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    Not until USA said yes
     
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    There are things which one earns by hard work and there things which will come as a luck.

    In case of China UNSC permanent seat is a luck since this nation is a loser in world war 2 and was also a poor country.

    In case of India, India missed UNSC permanent seat back then and now is a prime candidate to get it.
     
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    All the Permanent members of UNSC openly say that they want India to get permanent seat including United states .
     
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    Uhh, I think China said it will support India, if India does not support Japan's candidature.
     
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    Bilateral relations are different, Did India said India will only trade with China if China do not support Pakistan ??
     
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    :dude: I just stated China's stance on the issue.
     
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    As if India cares what china says :)
     
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    what about closely say ??:lol::lol:

    Elephant has 2 type of teeth ,one is for openly say and other is for closely say:lol::lol:


    If usa and EU are behind india than who is stopping india to be permanent member ??? hmmm pakistan:taunt1::taunt1:
     
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    Han China is
     
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    Yes EU and US may have two sets of teeth but based on the changing world order they cannot deny UNSC permanent seat for India for long.
     
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    But China's says that its for the development of Asia .
     
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    Pakistan do oppose India on all the international platforms including UNSC but here we are talking about permanent members of UNSC .
     
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    But expansion of the UNSC requires a 'Yes' from all permanent members and at least a 2/3 rd majority of all UN members.
     
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    India has that support no need to worry!!!
     
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    Yeah two-thirds majority is not even a problem. Russia, the UK and France are also okay with India getting veto power and recently the US also indicated that it will welcome India to the veto club.
    As for China, they have been unsure/unwilling and have placed the condition that India should not support Japan candidature for permanent membership. That is how it stands as of now.
     
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    No need to bring China into picture here , Chinese opinion do not matter.

    India has arrived at the world stage and is willing to take responsibility reason why India is demanding UNSC permanent seat.

    We are a strong nation of 1.2 Billion people, who are progressing in every field. India is also willing to help the world in various fields like Green Peace, UN Peace keeping force , maintaining peace in IOR region, Stabilizing Afghanistan, Helping other nations to strengthen their democracies, IMF Aid etc...etc....
     
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    I understand what you are saying, but the fact remains that without the consent of all permanent members of the UNSC (including China), there can be no reform of the UNSC.
    Now what India can do is maybe team up with the other G4 nations (Germany, Japan and Brazil) and threaten to withdraw funding (Germany and Japan are the 3rd and 2nd largest UN funders) and manpower (India contributes the largest or among the largest number of troops to the UN peace keeping missions).
    Or maybe there are some better ideas. :noidea:
     
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    Do you think China will dare to veto the resolution of the UNSC expansion ??

    There are various factors and Geo politics involved in this. In my view if majority of the UNSC members accept to expand then the China also will accept it.
    Asia needs stability and Russia and Japan along with India are pivots for it.

    India is a key player compared to Japan or Russia.
     

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