Showdown on Twitter: Debate Rages As India Abstains from Voting on UN Resolution on Myanmar | India News
Justifying its decision to abstain, the government said the resolution, which was adopted with 119 votes in favor, was hastily tabled and without sufficient consultation with Myanmar’s neighboring and regional countries.
See 📺: Explanation of India’s vote by @AmbTSTirumurti in the adoption of the #UNGA resolution on Myanmar 🇲🇲… https://t.co/4rJfDWDZM0
– India at the UN, NY (@IndiaUNNewYork) 1624053852000
The UNGA adopted a resolution on Myanmar on Friday calling for “the Myanmar armed forces to respect the will of the people freely expressed by the results of the general elections on November 8, 2020, to end the state of emergency and to respect all the human rights of the people of Myanmar and enable Myanmar’s sustained democratic transition, including the opening of the democratically elected parliament, and working so that all national institutions, including the armed forces, are under a fully inclusive civilian government that is representative of the will of the people “.
Twitter remained divided on India’s stance at the UNGA. Many appreciated the position taken by India, while others said it showed a lack of democratic awareness on the part of the Modi government.
Myanmar needs a safe early transition to democracy, but a hasty approach can elude peace. International community… https://t.co/8C9y3RRR4Z
– Pratap Sarangi (@pcsarangi) 1624075844000
Have we lost our discretionary powers?
The lack of democratic awareness on the part of the Modi government is shocking that we abstain in the UN vote on the condemnation of… https://t.co/vtZLo7vAp8
– Subramanian Swamy (@ Swamy39) 1624172974000
❌ #India justifies a shameful abstention in the UN vote against the #Myanmar coup. @ambtstirumurti says that the views of India do not reflect… https://t.co/w6Z0Epg9Uj
– Justice for Myanmar (@JusticeMyanmar) 1624155618000
‘India values sovereignty’
There are 2 types of nations: ~ Those who do not apologize for defending their sovereignty and leaving other nations … https://t.co/wa0V7Ujp7q
– Rohan Sachdeva (@iRohanSachdeva) 1624192279000
‘India supports human rights violations’
Under Modi, the Indian state abstains on major resolutions on human rights violations adopted at the UN … This is a gift from vishw … https://t.co/9iexPOLB7B
– Sardar Mohammed Sardar Mohammed # NeverForget1984 (@ Free_Singh89) 1624102269000
‘India fears a West-backed arms embargo’
The reason India, Pakistan and BD are on the same page regarding Myanmar is that they fear supporting a West-backed arms shipment … https://t.co/GclKqkIbXn
– Jamie Noble 🇮🇳🕉 (@Jamie_Venom) 1624075028000
‘Better to engage in backdoor diplomacy and solve the Myanmar crisis’
My opinion is that it is better to do diplomacy behind closed doors than in public with extreme measures. Now I … https://t.co/xjlsGw6jaQ
– Shashank (@ ShashankAnanth2) 1624078352000
‘India should work for a peaceful and democratic Myanmar’
India’s abstention from the UN resolution on Myanmar is nonsense. India as the largest democratic nation and immediate neighbor… https://t.co/E3BDcgIkAh
– K Therie (@kewekhapetherie) 1624174208000