The Big Picture – Gaza Crisis: Should India be neutral?
- October 15, 2014
- Posted by: INSIGHTS
- Category: RAJYA SABHA VIDEOS
- The fighting in the GAZA strip over the last few years have taken the lives of many (of whom many are civilians).
- As the international outrage against the incident has escalated, there seems to be no easy solution to the crisis.
- Since India has diplomatic ties with both nations, any negative reference to any of the two countries would impact the friendly relations.
- Given the hardening of the position, International community has to work hard to bring about a ceasefire. Ceasefire is the 1st step to stop this chapter of violence.
- The Politics in Arab world and Palestine has been complicating the issue amongst other things.
- Israelis have always come out very strong in the history.
- The crisis is not between Hamas and Israel. The crisis is about the occupation of Palestine.
- Israel conquered West Bank and Gaza strip in 1960s.
- There are two separate laws in Israel each for Palestanians and Israelis. And this discriminatory treatment by the Israel has escalated the problem.
- It is not the conflict between the people from both the countries but between the two governments.
- S. has stayed away from this matter.
- HAMAS has been classified as the terrorist organization by the US.
- Stand should be taken based on morality.
- Secular regime in India requires it to maintain neutrality and take a balanced stand on the issue.