New Delhi,July 14, (Scoop News)- Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today staged walkout from the Lok Sabha protesting Israeli aggression in Gaza. The party urged the Government of India to use its influence in stopping continuing bloodbath of Palestinians.
As the Lok Sabha convened here this morning, PDP members Ms Mehbooba Mufti and Mr Tariq Hameed Karra got up from their seats urging the Speaker that the House should unanimously condemn the Israeli aggression in Gaza continuing since July 8.
The PDP MPs said that as the largest democracy of the world India can’t remain a mute spectator to this naked aggression by Israel that has already consumed around 170 innocent Palestinian lives, with hundreds of others injured and thousands fleeing their homes.
“A massive humanitarian crisis has erupted in Gaza and as a regional power India has to use its influence to safeguard the lives and property of the innocent Palestinians,” Ms Mehbooba told the House. She said India has a history of standing by the Palestinians and in the prevailing crisis also the country’s leadership should raise their voice, cutting across the political divide, against the atrocities being committed by the Israelis in Gaza.
“We don’t expect the country of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to watch this naked aggression by Israel against hapless Palestinians silently. We should rise to the occasion and speak for the suffering Gazan’s,” she said and added that the Government of India should try to do all it could to prevent further attacks in Gaza.
PDP has decided to move a Call Attention Motion in the Lok Sabah to seek a discussion on the grave situation prevailing in Gaza.
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