Indian Port Workers Union Refuses To Handle Arms Shipment To Israel Amid Conflict

The Water Transport Workers Federation of India, consisting of 3,500 workers at 11 significant Indian ports, has stood against the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The union announced in a press release dated February 14 that it would not take part in any loading or unloading of weapons goods that are intended for Israel or any other country that supplies military equipment to Palestine.

The union stressed its opposition to wars that claimed the lives of innocent people, especially women and children, and expressed sympathy with those impacted by the conflict, especially innocent civilians. The federation emphasised the humanitarian crisis that is occurring in the area by citing the recent strikes in Gaza, which have resulted in great suffering and the tragic loss of lives.

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The union believes that handling militarised supplies contributes to the continuation of bloodshed and conflict, which is why it has decided to boycott processing such cargoes. The union seeks to prevent more damage and achieve regional peace by refusing to participate in the shipment of military equipment.

The federation reaffirmed its commitment to supporting initiatives for peace and stability and called for an urgent ceasefire to end the ongoing violence between Israel and Palestine.

Transport workers unions in Australia, Spain, and Belgium have also taken similar measures to stop the shipment of military equipment to Israel. These activities are consistent with current events in these countries. Reports of pro-Palestine protests have also surfaced from the US, highlighting the issue’s worldwide relevance.

The union’s decision is made in the backdrop of rising regional tensions, as the Gaza Health Ministry has announced several serious Israeli strike injuries. The battle has had a devastating impact on civilian lives and infrastructure since it started with Hamas’s sudden attack.

The need for global action to put an end to the violence has grown as the number of casualties has increased and the humanitarian situation has gotten worse. The union’s position is consistent with calls for an end to the cycle of violence and bloodshed. It represents a broader attitude of solidarity and support for peace efforts in the Israel-Palestine issue.

Reference: The Wire, Live Mint

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