NewYork: Indian bid to get permanent membership of United Nation Security Council gets a severe dent as Pakistan’s Permanent representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi told the UN on Tuesday that the campaign by a group of countries for permanent seats on the Security Council defies the 21st century principle of achieving democratic representation through periodic elections.

Lodhi, without naming the countries, was referring to the group of four — India, Brazil, Germany and Japan – who have been demanding permanent membership of the 15-member body for the past 20 years.