New York: The UN says it is approaching terrorism with a zero-tolerance policy. India’s Permanent Representative to the General Assembly Ruchira Kamboj said. The Indian representative said that India stands with the Palestinian people on the occasion of the International Solidarity Day and said that India has always advocated a ‘two-state’ solution to the Israel-Palestine issue.
Yesterday (Tuesday) UN. Addressing the General Assembly meeting, Ruchira Kamboj said, “The temporary ceasefire between Israel and Palestine on humanitarian grounds is welcome. This decision has been taken in due course. The ceasefire will help humanitarian aid reach the affected population.
India has so far sent 70 tons of humanitarian relief aid and 16.5 tons of medicines to the people of Palestine.
We learn that the surprise attack on October 7 was the catalyst for this war. We strongly condemn the attack. Terrorism and taking innocent civilians as hostages cannot be justified by anything. We expect the release of all hostages held by Hamas. So India wants the hostages to be released unconditionally.
Prime Minister Modi and External Affairs Minister Jaishankar are constantly consulting with various world leaders on this matter. They are insisting that the war should not escalate, that humanitarian aid should not be denied, and that peace and stability should be restored as soon as possible. India continues to insist that an amicable solution to the issue should be reached through dialogue.
It is also urging Israel and Palestine to move towards a ‘two-state solution’ through negotiations. Only a two-state solution would create an independent, sovereign region. Defined borders lead to lasting peace.
India has always maintained good bilateral relations with Palestine. Linked to health, education, women empowerment. “The goal is a permanent solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through peace,” he said.
The Israel-Hamas war has been going on since October 7. More than 15,000 people have died in Gaza so far. More than 1200 people have died on the Israeli side. Now the temporary ceasefire has reached its 5th day. Hostages are being exchanged on both sides. The ceasefire has been extended by Qatar and Egypt. Notably, the US and Israel-Hamas have pledged to move towards a ‘two-state’ solution and that the US will support that as well.