CPI-M asks government to halt military ties with Israel

January 5th, 2009 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghNew Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday urged the government to halt its military and security ties with Israel in the wake of the armed aggression in the Gaza Strip.The CPI-M politburo, in a press statement said the party “demands that the government halt its military and security collaboration with Israel”.

The statement also called upon all CPI-M units to organise protest demonstrations against the “brutal aggression” by Israel.

“The CPI-M demands that the Manmohan Singh government immediately take diplomatic steps along with countries like South Africa and Brazil to see that Israel immediately halts its aggression,” the statement added.

“After a week of barbaric air raids, the Israeli armed forces have now launched the ground offensive which has sharply increased civilian casualties….”

The Marxists also condemned the stand taken by the US in the UN Security Council which prevented a statement calling for an end to the hostilities in Palestine.

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