India for Libya peace through democracy
India said on Tuesday that the situation in strife-torn Libya should be normalised by its citizens in a peaceful manner through democratic means. HT reports.delhi Updated: Aug 23, 2011 23:14 IST
India said on Tuesday that the situation in strife-torn Libya should be normalised by its citizens in a peaceful manner through democratic means.
New Delhi’s brief and guarded statement comes a day after reports emerged from the capital Tripoli that anti-Gaddafi rebels had effectively taken control of the embattled city after a prolonged battle for it.
“We are closely monitoring the developments...there are indications that the situation in is changing and the recent events in Tripoli indicate that the Transitional National Council is acquiring control.”
The statement from the ministry of external affairs added, “the situation in the country should be normalised by the people of Libya themselves in a peaceful manner, adhering to democratic norms and with respect for aspirations of the people.”
First Published: Aug 23, 2011 23:11 IST