Like people in Venezuela, Indians have also been facing same problems under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rule. Will Trump intervene?
By Rakesh Raman
In his remarks at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday, the U.S. President Donald Trump said America has imposed tough, calibrated sanctions on the socialist Maduro (Nicolás Maduro Moros) regime in Venezuela, which has brought a once thriving nation to the brink of total collapse.
If this is Trump’s yardstick to impose sanctions on a nation, then India also deserves the same treatment because Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s regime has brought India to a brink of disaster.
“The socialist dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro has inflicted terrible pain and suffering on the good people of that country. This corrupt regime destroyed a prosperous nation by imposing a failed ideology that has produced poverty and misery everywhere it has been tried,” Trump said in his speech.
To make matters worse, Trump said, Maduro has defied his own people, stealing power from their elected representatives to preserve his disastrous rule.
Trump also said that the Venezuelan people are starving and their country is collapsing. Their democratic institutions are being destroyed. This situation is completely unacceptable and we cannot stand by and watch, he added.
In fact, Indians have also been facing same problems under Modi’s rule. In the past over 3 years of Modi government, the country has suffered a major setback from which it will be almost impossible to recover.
In a report released in September 2017, United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said that India is among those countries where human rights situation is “Darker and Dangerous.” Click here to read the report.
“The United States has taken important steps to hold the (Venezuelan) regime accountable. We are prepared to take further action if the government of Venezuela persists on its path to impose authoritarian rule on the Venezuelan people,” Trump stated.
Trump asked other countries to be prepared to do more to address the Venezuelan crisis. “We call for the full restoration of democracy and political freedoms in Venezuela,” he said.
Trump’s speech received thunderous applause at the UN event. However, if Trump believes in the principles of democracy, human rights, and individual freedoms, he must punish all those nations that are ruled by authoritarian regimes. India clearly is one such nation that demands Trump’s intervention.
“America stands with every person living under a brutal regime. Our respect for sovereignty is also a call for action. All people deserve a government that cares for their safety, their interests, and their wellbeing, including their prosperity,” Trump said.
If the U.S. President wants to bring his rhetoric to reality, he must impose “tough, calibrated sanctions” on the discriminatory Hindu regime of PM Modi in India. The sooner the better.
By Rakesh Raman, who is a government’s National award-winning journalist and social activist. He has formed an environment-protection group called Green Group in Delhi. Earlier, he had been associated with the United Nations (UN) through United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as a digital media expert to help businesses use technology for brand marketing and business development. He also runs a free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.