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We don’t need to be told what to do on democracy: India’s reply at UN

New Delhi: India has assumed the monthly presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), in which its main priorities will be to counter terrorism and promote multilateralism. After assuming the presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of December, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ruchira Kamboj said on Thursday that India does not need to be told what to do on democracy.

On the first day of the UNSC presidency, India’s Permanent Representative Ruchira Kamboj addressed reporters at the UN Headquarters on the monthly work programme. In response to a question about democracy and freedom of the press in India, she said that on this I would like to say that we do not need to be told what to do on democracy.

He further said, ‘India is probably the oldest civilization in the world, as you all know. The roots of democracy in India were from 2500 years ago, we were always a democracy. In the recent past, we have all the pillars of democracy, which are intact – the legislature, the executive, the judiciary and the fourth pillar, the press. And a very vibrant social media following. That’s why India is the largest democracy in the world.

Ruchira Kamboj further said that every five years we do the world’s largest democratic exercise (election). Here everyone is free to say whatever they want and that is how our country works. Our country is changing and improving fast. Let us tell you that before India took over the presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), India’s envoy to the United Nations Ruchira Kamboj met Secretary-General Antonio Guterres besides General Assembly President Kasaba Korosi and discussed the priorities during the presidency of the powerful world body. was discussed.

In fact, on Thursday, India assumed the presidency of the UNSC for a month. This is the second time in two years that India has got the monthly presidency of the UNSC. Last time in August 2021, India got the monthly presidency of the United Nations Security Council. Explain that India is a temporary member of the 15-member Security Council and its two-year term will also end this year. According to the UNSC rules, the 15 members of the UNSC get the presidency by rotation in order of character. India’s priorities during its presidency of the UNSC will focus on countering terrorism and promoting multilateralism.

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