Dec 4, 2006

A Military Coup India Should Support

The signs from the Pacific nation of Fiji indicate that Commander Voreqe Bainimarama’s promised military coup is underway. One of the four demands of the commander is the abandoning of the bills that favours the indigenous Fijians over the ethnic Indian minority on land rights. The previous coups had all undermined the interests of the ethnic Fijian Indians.

India has always supported democracy movements across the world except where India has its national interests. Fiji is in the faraway Pacific Ocean but it is in India’s interest to support this coup in Fiji because we have an obligation to make sure that no Indian – NRI’s or PIOs – live the life of second-class citizens anywhere in the world.

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