Cablegram UN76o NEW YORK, 21 November 1946, 12.24 p.m.
(1) Joint meeting of the First and Sixth Committees will be held
to-day to consider the question of Indians in South Africa. India
has submitted the following resolution-
'The General Assembly, having taken note of the application made
by the Government of India regarding the treatment of Indians in
the Union of South Africa and having considered the matter, is of
the opinion that-
(a) The Union Government's discriminatory treatment of Asiatics in
general and Indians in particular on the grounds of their race
constitutes a denial of human rights and fundamental freedom and
is contrary to the Charter.
(b) The Union Government's policy in general and the enactment of
the Asiatic land tenure and Indian representation in 1946 , in
particular, have impaired friendly relations between the two
member states, and unless a satisfactory settlement is arrived at
immediately, these relations are likely to be further impaired.
The General Assembly, therefore, considers that the Union
Government should revise their general policy and their
legislative and administrative measures affecting Asiatics in
South Africa, so as to bring them into conformity with the
principles and purposes of the Charter and requests the Union
Government to report at the next session of the General Assembly
the action taken by them in this behalf.'