It is shocking that India abstained on a Resolution overwhelmingly adopted by the UN General Assembly calling for a humanitarian truce titled “Protection of civilians and upholding legal and humanitarian obligations” in the ongoing Israeli offensive in Gaza.

India’s abstention on a resolution that was overwhelmingly adopted shows the extent to which Indian foreign policy is being shaped by being a subordinate ally of US imperialism and the Modi government’s actions for consolidating the US-Israel-India nexus.  This negates India’s longstanding support to the Palestinian cause.

As the United Nations General Assembly adopted this resolution, Israel has stepped up its genocidal air and ground attacks in the Gaza strip. It has also cut off all communications in Gaza which is home to 2.2 million Palestinians.
Respecting the overwhelming mandate of the UN General Assembly there must be an immediate ceasefire. The United Nations must reenergize itself to implement the mandate of the Security Council for a 2-State solution with pre-1967 borders with East Jerusalem as the capital of State of Palestine.  

D. Raja                                                                                         Sitaram Yechury         
General Secretary, CPI                                               General Secretary, CPI(M)