A meeting of the All India Congress Committee in New Delhi on Thursday (1 June) discussed the prospects for continued peace on the subcontinent.
A meeting of the All India Congress Committee in New Delhi on Thursday (1 June) discussed the prospects for continued peace on the subcontinent. The Indian Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, warned that summit agreements and accords between the big powers might lead to pressures in the underdeveloped world.
India's Minister of Defence, Jagjivan Ram presented to the meeting a draft resolution on the International Situation. The resolution welcomed the emergence of the Republic of Bangladesh and praised the Treaty of Friendship between India and Bangladesh.
The resolution also states that the Congress has always condemned imperialism, colonialism and racialism in all parts of the world. The resolution particularly condemns the United States for its role in Vietnam and urges that the Paris peace talks be resumed.
According to the resolution, the Congress welcomes the Prime Minister's initiative to start bilateral talks with Pakistan. Commenting an that passage, the Chief Minister from West Bangal, S.S. Ray, said that Pakistan and India must work together to ensure a lasting peace on the subcontinent.
SYNOPSIS: At the All India Congress Committee meeting in New Dolhi on Thursday, Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi arrived early to talk to the delegates before addressing the Congress.
Leading the meeting was the new Congress President, Dr. S.D. Sharma. One of the main purposes of the meeting was the presentation of a draft resolution on the International Situation.
Mrs. Gandhi talked with two delegates from the Awami League in Bangladesh, who participated in the session as observers. The resolution on the International Situation begins by expressing confidence that Bangladesh will seen join the United Nations.
Presenting the draft resolution was the Minister of Defence, Jagjivan Ram. He said that the Congress has consistently condemned imperialism, colonialism and racialism in all their manifestations. The resolution particularly depletes the role of the United States in Vietnam. The Chief Minister from West Bengal, S.S. Ray, spoke of the scheduled bilateral talks between India and Pakistan.