By Abdul Bari Masoud
New Delhi, Nov. 11, 2023
As the global anger is growing against Israel’s continued aggression on the besieged Gaza since October 7, the Left Parties on Saturday strongly criticized the Modi government for its refusal to join the global call for an immediate ceasefire at the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue.
Left Parties had earlier urged the Modi government to stop endorsing US-Israeli genocide. At the 2+2 dialogue, there was a call for “humanitarian pause”, with India reiterating a 2-State solution. Call for a “pause” and not ceasefire, at this juncture, only legitimises this ongoing Israeli genocide.
Israeli genocidal assault is leaving no land for Palestinians to live in their own country. More than 11,000 people have been killed, nearly half of them are children and hospitals are bombed in these barbarous and savage attacks.
In a joint statement, they said the Israeli genocide of Palestinians must stop immediately. Only then can a solution emerge.
It is to be mentioned that the Foreign and Defence Ministers of both countries focused on the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel and called for the “immediate release” of those being held hostage in the Gaza Strip. There was no mention of a ceasefire; instead, India and the U.S. called for “humanitarian pauses” in the conflict.
The statement was signed by CPI general secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPI general secretary D Raja, G. Devarajan, General Secretary, AIFB; Dipankar Bhattacharya General Secretary CPI(ML)-Liberation and Manoj Bhattacharya General Secretary, RSP.