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CPI(M) Says Centre Siding With 'Oppressors' As India Abstains In UN Vote On Israel-Palestine Issue

India and 52 other nations abstained from voting on the ongoing humanitarian crisis of the Palestinians. The CPI(M) alleges that the move is distracting from India's long-held firm support to the Palestinian cause.

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The CPI(M) on Thursday hit out at the Centre, saying that India abstaining from a UN resolution on the Israel-Palestine issue reflected that it was siding "with oppressors" of the Palestinian people.

On December 31, India refrained from voting on a resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly asking the International Court of Justice to furnish its opinion on the legal consequences of Israel's prolonged occupation of Palestinian territories.

The 23rd Congress of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), on April 8, 2022 reiterated its solidarity with the people of Palestine, who have been fighting for their homeland for more than seven decades.

The UN resolution passed with 87 countries supporting it while 26 opposed the same. India and 52 other nations abstained from voting on the ongoing humanitarian crisis of the Palestinians.

"By not voting for this resolution, India has signalled that it is resiling from its long-held position of firm support to the Palestinian cause and for a two-state solution," the CPI(M) said in the latest edition of its mouthpiece 'People's Democracy'. The editorial further exposed the circumstances in which the Palestinian people had "undergone displacement and colonial occupation for well over seven decades".

"India, from the time of our Independence struggle, has been in full sympathy and solidarity with the Palestinian people. But now, the blinkered Hindutva view of the BJP rulers is leading India to side with the oppressors of these valiant people," the editorial said.

(with PTI inputs)

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