UNITED NATIONS: In a thinly-veiled reference to Pakistan, India stated the precept of self-determination continues to be “intentionally misinterpreted and misused” by a selected nation and it was not established by the UN for use as a justification for undermining the territorial integrity of any member state.
“For the reason that precept of self-determination, as thought of on the agreed agenda of this committee, continues to be intentionally misinterpreted and misused by a selected delegation, it’s pertinent to focus on as soon as once more that the United Nations has established the precept as a automobile for the worthy explanation for decolonisation of the 17 Non Self-Governing Territories (NSGTs) on the agenda of this committee, and never as a justification for undermining the territorial integrity of any member state,” India stated in a press release on ‘NSGTs and decolonisation’.
India stated it strongly believes that pursuing a practical strategy in direction of decolonization would absolutely result in fulfilment of reputable needs of the individuals of NSGTs.
“We should additionally attempt to boost cooperation with worldwide businesses and actors and channelize assets for the 17 NSGTs. This may absolutely allow them to construct capacities of their simply and noble quest in direction of attaining long-cherished objectives,” the assertion stated.
India stated that as a former colony, it has all the time been within the forefront of the wrestle in opposition to colonialism and apartheid since its personal independence over seven many years in the past. For the reason that creation of the United Nations, greater than 80 former colonies have gained their independence and joined the household of United Nations.
“Nevertheless, the method of decolonization that started with our personal independence stays unfinished,” it stated on Tuesday. In 2011, the Basic Meeting needed to proclaim the present decade, 2011-2020, because the Third Worldwide Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism, a interval which is coming to an finish this yr. India famous that there nonetheless stay 17 NSGTs, that are in varied phases of the decolonization course of on the agenda of this committee.
“We have to step up our efforts to conclude this long-drawn course of,” India stated.