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Left asks government to sever ties with Israel

July 28, 2006 00:52 IST

Left parties on Thursday asked the United Progressive Alliance government to sever India's military ties with Israel and take a strong stand against Tel Aviv's attacks on neighbouring Lebanon, which they termed an "imperialist  aggression."

"India is the largest consumer of Israeli arms today. So it is the responsibility of our government to stop buying arms from a nation which is devastating both Lebanon and Palestine," party General Secretary Prakash Karat said in New Delhi. Indian government should immediately sever all military ties with Israel, he said addressing a protest rally organised by the 'Committee Against Israeli  Aggression'.

Strongly condemning the Israeli attacks, he said the campaign was a continuation of the Jewish state's "war and genocide against the Palestinian people" and it has the full backing of the US and other imperialists.

Addressing the gathering, Communist Party of India National  Secretary D Raja said the "Israeli aggression" cannot be justified and demanded that the government take a forthright stand on the  issue. CPI (M) had on Wednesday asked the government to move international bodies, including the United Nations, and other non-aligned nations to mount pressure on Israel to stop the attacks.

Scores of Left activists, intellectuals, artists and prominent personalities  participated in the rally, which was stopped near India Gate from proceeding towards the Israeli Embassy.

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Sub: Left on Israel

First let the Left understand about India. The way they are urging, it seems, India should accept continuous terrorism and not act against it. Israel ...

Posted by Hemant Naik

Sub: Do that first

Yes..Do that first or else Left will loose votes. Anyhow for them sticking(stinking)to Govt is important.Whatever may happen to India.If time comes they will sell ...

Posted by Shiva

Sub: its always better to die rather than live dying

Hey lefties. Its no wonder, If we keep quite.some day u will sell off our country to your friends PAK & Bangladesh...... India has many ...

Posted by Bharath

Sub: stop buying from israel

hi it seems that the left who is unfortunately one of the components of the present government would rather buy militants from the hisbullah to ...

Posted by antony

Sub: kick the left leaders out of the country

I think its finally the time to deport the commies to POK or to Iraq..lebanon..somplace..even Afghanistan. Am sure they will be welcomed there for their ...

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