(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India
On Indian Vote on Syria
in The UN
Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the
following statement on February 6, 2012.
The Polit Bureau
of the CPI(M) strongly deplores the stand taken by the government of India in voting for the resolution
in the United Nationís Security Council.
It may be
recalled that India
refused to support the resolution on Libya in the Security
year and had abstained. It was this resolution adopted by
Security Council which paved the way for the United States and the NATO
launch a military attack and to effect a regime change there.
resolution on Syria,
sponsored by the League of Arab States, with the backing of western
would have led to a similar situation for external intervention.
resolution was nullified by the veto exercised by Russia
explanation provided by the UPA government obfuscates the fact that a
attempt is on to foment a civil war in Syria and armed groups and
are being sent inside with the help of the NATO allies in the
the talk of intervention on the basis of democratic rights and
liberties in Syria
is hypocritical when given the record of
many of the member states of the Arab League, like Saudi Arabia, who have the
backing of the West for their despotic regimes.
demands that the Indian government declare that it is against all
destabilise the situation in Syria
and that diplomatic efforts be pursued for a solution.