People’s uprising in Libya is on. UNSC's action against the repression of Libyan protesters by Col. Gaddafi regime has not been visible, so far. Libyans are protesting the 41 yearsof authoritarian and corrupt rule of Maummar Gaddafi. UNSC must increase pressure on Col. Gaddafi to act sensibly and judiciously.
The spark of discontentment among the people first appeared in Tunia and now it appears that it has engulfed the entire Arab world. The main cause of people’s protests in Arab countries is the demand for establishment of democracy in full form. Egyptian people have already shown the light how peaceful protests make the authority to bown down before them.The authoritarian rule of Egypt ended with the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. He ruled the country for 32 years. He had to surrender before peaceful protesters. The Egyptian people always took non-violent procession.
The same method is being adopted by Libyans against the regime of Moammar Gaddafi. But the Gaddafi regime used repression and violence against the people. So far 300 libyans have been killed. It has also been reported that war planes are also used against the non-violent protesters in Libya.
International community must mount pressure on Libya to address the legimate demands of Libyans and stop using force against them. The libyans demand for the establishment of democracy is in no way out of place. Libyans are protesting against the 41 years’s regime of Gaddafi.
India alowngwith 14 UNSC members have rightly asked Moummar Gaddafi to address the legitimate demands of Libyans. The UNSC has rightly sought an immediate end to violence in Libya that has killed hundreds of civilians. Though UNSC has rarely been seen of acting swiftly, it has condemened the violence and use of force against civilians, deplored the repression against peaceful demonstrators and expressed deep regret at the deaths of hundreds of civilians.The world body has also welcomed the statement issued by the Arab League, which barred Libya from its meetings until it stopped attacking its own people.The international community must unite in condemnation of such acts and make unequivocal commitments to ensure justice is rendered to the thousands of victims of this repression.Following the overthrow of regimes in Tunisia and Egypt, large-scale protests have erupted in several countries in the region including Libya, Bahrain and Yemen. Libya, however, has responded with an extreme show of force.
If the Col. Gaddafi does not stop using force like war planes as reported against the protesters and does not address their legitimate demands, the UNSC must think of some hard measures against his corrupt, callous and dictatorial regime.