PDP MPs stage walkout over Gaza carnage

Excelsior Correspondent
NEW DELHI, July 14: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) today staged walkout from the Lok Sabha protesting Government of India’s silence over the continuing bloodbath in Gaza.
As the Lok Sabha convened here this morning, PDP members Mehbooba Mufti and 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 against the atrocities being committed by the Israelis in Gaza.
“We don’t expect the country of Gandhi to watch this naked aggression silently. We should not get influenced by the US or Israeli hegemony, but should rise and speak for the suffering Gazan’s,” she said.
PDP has decided to move a Call Attention Motion in the Lok Sabah to seek a discussion on the grave situation prevailing in Gaza.