Tuesday 22 July 2014

UN BECAME NATO’s PR ARM (Daily News, Sri Lanka)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 (All day)

Top UNESCO official states
Selective treatment of countries
President Rajapaksa’s independence has irked West
The United Nations Organisation has become an instrument of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), UNESCO Chair for the Promotion of the Culture of Peace and Non-Violence, Prof. Madhav Nalapat said yesterday.
Prof. Nalapat who is also Director Geopolitics and International Relations said the United Nations is in the habit of selecting certain countries to be ignored while another group of countries are selected for attack.
“To be very frank, the UN has become the public relations office of the NATO,” he said.
Prof. Nalapat is among the five member delegation led by BJP Committee on Strategic Action chairman Dr. Subramanian Swamy who participated yesterday in a panel discussion on ‘India under Modi: relevance for the Region and the World’ in Colombo.
The event was organised by the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies.
The UN is nothing but a wing of the NATO, he reiterated, adding the UN does what NATO wants it to do. He said India will take a correct stand on Sri Lanka in Geneva.
“India will take a correct stand in Geneva as the new government is pragmatic and a progressive one,” he said.
Prof. Nalapat said nobody should pay serious attention to the United Nations Human Rights Council as it has become an international joke.
“The UNHRC is in the practice of ignoring certain things and highlighting certain other things,” he said. He said that UNHRC selects its countries based on whether the particular government is dominated by the West or not.
Prof. Nalpat said that Sri Lanka would have not faced any resolution if President Mahinda Rajapaksa was servile to the Western countries.
He added that the UNHRC and Western nations are going after President Rajapaksa as the latter is independent and is defending the interests of Sri Lankans.
President Rajapaksa who is independent and a proud Sri Lankan defending Sri Lankan interests has irked the west. That is why they are going after him, he said.
Prof. Nalpat said the independent stand of President Mahinda Rajapaksa is appreciated by the global community.
“Other leaders will also follow the lead of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. They should not go with the begging bowl to the doorstep of different countries,” he said.

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