India refuses to support Arab League backed resolution on Syria in UN
India has refused to suppport the UN General Assembly Resolution on Syria brought in by the Arab League as it has found that it was highly biased against the Assad regime and based on unfair promises.
According to official sources, the main reason why India did not support the resolution was that it was calling for the Bashar Al Assad regime to quit while putting all the blame for violence on him, but it failed to put blame on other groups which were perpetrating violence against the syrian people.
The resolution clearly identifies government militias like 'Shabiaha'for violation of human rights, but it does not name other sources of violence.
Moreover, India has also objection to a paragaraph in the preamble of the Resolutiuon that expresses "grave concern at the threat by the Syrian authorities to use chemical or biological weapons", as it feels that there were no evidence that the regime had ever issued such a threat, they said.
The basis for including this paragraph in the resolution was just a reply by the Assad Government spokesperson to a question as to whether they were going to use the chemical and biological weapons to curb violence. The Spokesperson's reply that "how can we use these weapons against our own people" was unfairly interpreted to mean that Syria had got such weapons, the sources said.
They also said situation in Syria was going out of hand and there were so many other elements in the Resolution on the basis on which India would have supported it but it finally took a decision after lot of deliberation on the issue when it found that it was too harsh on one side while it left the other side completely off the hook.