Genocidal War against Palestinians

On June 1, several students-civil society organisations, along with hundreds of the citizens of Delhi and All India Students' Association activists, came together at Delhi's Jantar Mantar demanding an end to Israel's genocidal war against Palestinians in Gaza. The protesters saluted the steadfastness of the people of Gaza and the whole of Palestine in the face of war crimes, massacres and brutality by Israeli forces.

Dhananjay, JNUSU President and AISA activist said at the protest gathering "all voices, world over advocating peace, must speak up against the imperialist war of Israel over Palestine and demand an immediate ceasefire! We have seen in Rafah, that despite the order from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to halt the offensive, Israeli forces deliberately carried out brutal massacres by bombing civilian tents."

The protest also called upon the Indian government to revoke all military-economic ties with apartheid Israel and ensure an international arms embargo against the country for its genocidal war against Palestinians.

"The support provided to this genocide through funding and supply of arms by the US and right-wing governments across the west, as well as India, is alarming and the citizens of this country must demand from our respective governments an immediate end to all ties with the apartheid Israel!," repeated AISA Delhi President Abhigyan.

The All India Association for Justice (AILAJ) has also condemned Israel's act of barbarity and slaughter which saw bombing Rafah, a designated safe zone. This massacre was perpetrated just after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) directed Israel to cease all hostilities and immediately withdraw from Gaza. The AILAJ has criticized the Indian government for being complicit in Israel’s genocide having abstained from voting in favour of a ceasefire before the UN Human Rights Council last month. Since the offensive in Gaza started, India has only strengthened its ties with the ruling Likud party, which is the proponent of the genocide in Gaza. Not only has India’s arms trade with Israel continued, but its diplomatic relations have only grown, with the Indian government recently inviting the Likud party as an election observer in India. The AILAJ has called on the Indian government to suspend all diplomatic, economic and cultural ties with Israel.