Abstainting From UN ‘Ceasefire’ Resolution: India has Lost its ‘Peace-Loving Country’ Tagline!


Abstainting From UN ‘Ceasefire’ Resolution: India has Lost its ‘Peace-Loving Country’ Tagline!

It is shocking that India has abstained from voting on a resolution tabled by Jordan in the United Nations that called for an immediate humanitarian truce in the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict. India, which was founded on the principles of non-violence, not voting in favor of the resolution is completely unacceptable. The BJP-led Indian Union government has not only embarrassed its own citizens but the world community as well.


Though the resolution was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with 120 votes in favor, 14 against, and 45 abstentions, India failing to take a stand is shameful. Does India want to lose its ‘peace-loving country’ tagline by being a mute spectator and doing nothing to millions of people in the Gaza Strip who are being mass murdered and left without food, water, medical supplies, electricity, and communications?


When India voted in favor of the Canadian proposed resolution, which was not recognized by the assembly and condemned Hamas, it shows that an immediate ceasefire was not considered by India as the need of the hour rather than condemning Hamas. On behalf of the Naam Tamilar Katchi, I urge the BJP-led Indian Union government to take the necessary actions to bring about a complete ceasefire in Palestine immediately.

– Senthamizhan Seeman

Chief Coordinator | NTK