Wednesday, March 16, 2011

UNSC must act in Libya

As the fighting is going on between the rebels and Libyan autocratic ruler Maummar Gaddafi’s

forces with no active intervention from outside, the fight is going fiercer and fiercer. It

a fact that the US has not been liking Gaddafi but because of its compulsion and interest

in Arab League, it appears hesitant to come out in open to unseat Gaddafi.
As Muammar Gaddafi’s forces get closer to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi in Libya, the

Security Council will meet soon to discuss a draft resolution for imposing a no-fly zone

over the country.
As fierce fighting continues between Muammar Gaddafi’s troops and opposition groups, the

Security Council is to discuss a draft resolution for imposing a no-fly zone over Libya.
The text of the draft resolution, which has been co-authored by Britain and France, was

circulated by Lebanon, a non-permanent member of the Council , but other countries in the

Council are still not completely on board. China can play important role because its envoy

holds the rotating presidency of the Council for this month.
If the mood of rebells and their growing number day by day are anything to go by, Gaddafi’s

days are numbered. Now it is at the initiative of US, Britain and France, the Security

Council is rightly mooting over the resolution for a no-fly zone over Libya. It is also open

that UN moves its step only at the behest of the US, as it is its biggest financer.
Col. Maummar Gaddafi has been ruling Libya for 32 years. With opening of the world, Libyans’

are no longer in a position to tolerate authoritarian rule of Gaddafi. Though Libya is not

either Egypt or Tunisia, rebellions against Gaddafi are sure to show him door in days to

The international community, especially the big powers under the leadership of the US, must

back the UNSC to take stringent action against Gaddafi in order to give relief to the

general Libyans as the rebellions are widespread and direct. But the big powers have also to

see that the power must fall into the hands of Islamists as the army is there not in a

position to come up to the expectations of rebels.
Security Council without any reservation whatsoever must impose a no fly zone over Libya.

Because Gaddafi’s forces are mercilessly dealing with the rebels and his army may launch air

attacks on the zone where rebels have their stronghold. So, Security Council must intervene

in Libyan crisis immediately. Otherwise, there may break out civil war as Libyan society is

divided between pro and anti-Gaddafi. India has done right by bringing back safe all its

citizens living in Libya .

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