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TDP MP urges Vajpayee to protest US war
Indo-Asian News Service, PTI
New Delhi, April 03, 2003
First Published: 14:39 IST(2/4/2003)
Last Updated: 16:10 IST(3/4/2003)

C. Ramachandraiah, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader in the Rajya Sabha, has called upon Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to strongly protest the US war on Iraq and urged him to work towards ending it at all costs.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Ramachandraiah slammed Washington for violating all international laws by attacking Iraq and said New Delhi should register its unequivocal protest against the conflict.

"It is our duty to advise them and to request them to immediately stop the war and allow the UN to perform its duties," said Ramachandraiah.

He said humanity had been threatened by the return to the law of the jungle where the mighty subjugated the meek.

"This is precisely what the US has demonstrated in the last few days in its complete ignorance of the appeals and requests from more than 100 countries to follow the decision of the US Security Council.

"The whole world remained mute spectators to this gross violation of international law."

Commenting that the US had been at the forefront of developing and upholding democratic institutions, Ramachandraiah said, "The violation of international law by a country like the US is a matter of great concern, no matter how meritorious and how justified is their cause."


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