By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 29 Apr: The second day sessions of the International Model United Nations underway at the Graphic Era Hill University held deliberations on South Asia and a solution to the Indo-Pak conflict. The delegates in ‘UNGA’ were unanimous in their views that the only way forward would be for Pakistan to stop all cross border terrorist activities and stop sheltering and funding terrorists on its soil.
The agenda before UNGA was: “Threat of armed conflict in South-Asian Sub-Continent with reference to Indo-Pak Conflict & Declaration of Masood Azhar as an international terrorist”. The delegate from Pakistan denied any involvement of his country in the Pulwama attack. The delegate from India made blunt allegations against Pakistan, saying that it was a terrorist nation and it would be sensible for UNGA to declare it so.
The deliberations in UNHRC were focused on the problem of giving Rohingyas the status of refugees in Bangladesh and India, and to provide financial aid. There was unanimity among all the delegates that Myanmar should recall the Rohingyas and provide them full security against persecution. The delegates suggested that the UNHRC needed to address the problem of persecution they were facing in their own country. There were debates on the motions – “Role of international treaties and conventions in the Rohingya crisis” and “Issues of citizenship faced by the Rohingya community.”
In the All India Political Parties’ Meet, the second day session saw Bhagwant Mann presenting his views on how the idea of “One Nation, One Election” could hamper society and systems. In his speech, he also mentioned how the teachers and students suffered due to elections, as a lot of manpower was required, and to carry out elections in the whole country at once would disturb a lot of students. Suresh Prabhu asked whether it wouldn’t be better for the students and teachers if the elections were conducted just once in five years, as teachers wouldn’t be needed every year. This saw a lot of appreciation from the BJP members. There were frequent arguments between the treasury benches and the opposition members. The final resolution was to reform the election process and hold elections to Lok Sabha and State assemblies simultaneously to stop wastage of resources and time.
At the end of the session, the result of Best Delegates was announced: All India Political Parties Meet Best Delegate – Shubhankit Singh Senger of University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, who presented as Mallikarjun Kharge. He received cash prize of Rs 8000. United Nations Human Rights Council Best Delegate: Abhinanadan Garg of Doon University, who represented Belgium, received a cash prize of Rs 8000. United Nations General Assembly: Best Delegate Saksham Goyal from St Joseph’s Academy, who represented France, received a cash prize of Rs 8000. Aryan Bhatt of Delhi Public School was adjudged the Best Photographer by the ‘International Press Committee’ and given a cash prize of Rs 4000.