Ummid Assistant

Jamia Millia launches courses on China, Afghanistan

IGNOU launches value education programme for teachers

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home International

India abstains from UNSC vote on Syria

Wednesday October 05, 2011 05:45:32 PM, IANS

United Nations: India has abstained from voting on a UN Security Council resolution threatening sanctions against Syria, which was blocked by Russia and China using their veto power.

India's Permanent Representative to the UN Hardeep Puri, announcing the abstention, said the resolution before the Security Council "does not accommodate our concerns about threat of sanctions."

"It does not condemn the violence perpetrated by the Syrian opposition. Nor does it place any responsibility on the opposition to abjure violence and engage with the Syrian authorities for redressal of their grievances through a peaceful political process," he said, explaining India's decision to keep away from the vote.

Prepared by the European members of the UN Security Council and supported by the US, the resolution stipulated that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime should face the possibility of tough sanctions if it fails to stop its crackdown on opposition within 30 days of the adoption of the resolution.

The resolution was rejected late Tuesday by a 9-2 vote, with four abstentions, including India.

"India remains concerned at the unfolding events in Syria that have resulted in the deaths of hundreds of civilians and security force personnel. We deplore all violence irrespective of who its perpetrators are," Puri said.

He said India recognised the responsibility of all states to respect the fundamental rights of their people, address their legitimate aspirations and respond to their grievances through administrative, political, economic and other measures.

"At the same time, states also have the obligation to protect their citizens from armed groups and militants. While the right of the people to protest peacefully is to be respected, states cannot but take appropriate action when militant groups, heavily armed, resort to violence against state authority and infrastructure," Puri said.

Pointing to the complexity of ground realities in Syria, Puri said India believed engaging Syria in a collaborative and constructive dialogue and partnership was the only pragmatic and productive way forward.

India has, in both bilateral engagements and through the IBSA initiative, urged the Syrian government to exercise restraint, abjure violence and pay heed to the aspirations of their people, he added.

Asking the international community to give time and space for the Syrian government to implement the far-reaching reform measures announced by them, Puri said: "For this, it is also necessary that the opposition forces in Syria give up the path of armed insurrection and engage constructively with the authorities."

India firmly believed that the actions of the international community should facilitate an engagement of the Syrian government and the opposition in a Syrian-led inclusive political process and not complicate the situation by threats of sanctions and regime change, he added.

The UN says over 2,000 people have died since the start of the protests in March.

On Sep 21, US President Barack Obama urged the Security Council to impose new sanctions against Syria over its crackdown on opposition protesters.
 


 





 

 

 

 

Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page

 

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

 

 

 

Top Stories

Ensure adequate security to Bhatt, family: Centre to Gujarat

The central government Tuesday asked the Gujarat government to provide adequate security to police officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who has arrested on charges of insubordination, and his family.  

Nationwide protests against Modi; Demand for Bhatt's release intensifies

Misuse of power to suppress truth: Citizens on arrest of Gujarat DIG

Indian Americans condemn Gujarat IPS officer's arrest

 

  Most Read

Court to centre: Ban junk food from school, college canteens

The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the central government to ensure the complete ban of carbonated beverages and junk food from school and college canteens. "We do not 

Dussehra inspires to work for the nation: President

President Pratibha Patil Wednesday greeted the nation on Dussehra, which falls Thursday, saying the festival inspires to work whole heartedly for the betterment of the country. "On the   

In Meghalaya, celebrating Durga Puja differently

 

  News Pick

NIA raids Sanatan Sanstha ashram in Goa

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided the right wing Hindu organisation Sanatan Sanstha's headquarters located in North Goa's Ponda Tuesday night 

Hindu group Sanatan Sanstha to challenge any ban

LTTE front groups run weekend schools in Holland: Report

Front organisations of the vanquished Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) run some 20 schools on Saturdays in the Netherlands, Dutch media reported Tuesday. The revelations were made in a police report that has just  

Anna issues ultimatum to Congress, battlelines drawn

No bill, no support. Drawing the battlelines, social crusader Anna Hazare 

Hazare flays arrest of Gujarat top cop Sanjiv Bhatt

 

Picture of the Day

Girl students of a local school displaying the post cards posted to the AMU VC appealing him to speed up the process for the establishment of AMU centre in Malegaon

(Photo: ummid.com)

 

 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

 

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Religion

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Culture

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

Career

     

Education

     

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.