China Still an Im­ped­i­ment

The Economic Times - - Breaking Ideas -

Play­ing into the hands of Pak­istan, China has ex­er­cised its veto power against a ban on JeM chief Ma­sood Azhar, as sought by In­dia. If a ter­ror­ist can be pro­tected by one of the five per­ma­nent mem­bers of the United Na­tions, the very pur­pose of veto power is de­feated. Fur­ther, China is an im­ped­i­ment to New Delhi’s bid for per­ma­nent membership in the UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil as well. There is need to take a fresh look at the veto pow­ers ac­corded to per­ma­nent mem­bers. UNSC should be ex­panded and the coun­tries hav­ing neg­a­tive at­ti­tude must be side­lined and the views of ma­jor­ity coun­tries should pre­vail.

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