Saturday, 26 February 2011

Libya Revolt

After popular movements overturned the rulers of Tunisia and Egypt, now it number of Libya. Libya experienced a full-scale revolt beginning in February 2011.

On 21st February 2011, Gaddafis son told on Libyan television there is risk for the country’s economic wealth and recent prosperity at risk. He also announced that constitutional convention would begin on 23rd February 2011.

Gaddafi appeared on Libyan state TV to deny rumours, stating "I want to show that I'm in Tripoli and not in Venezuela. Do not believe the channels belonging to stray dogs". Two Libyan Air Force colonels flew their F-1 Mirage jets to Malta and defected after refusing orders to bomb protesters. 

As of late February 2011, much of Libya has tipped out of Gaddafi's control, falling under the aegis of a disparate and informal coalition of protesters. Eastern Libya, centered around the second city and vital port of Benghazi, is said to be firmly in control of the opposition. The rebels are organizing themselves into a functioning government. However, in several public appearances, Gaddafi has threatened to destroy the protest movement, and Al Jazeera and other agencies have reported his government is arming pro-Gaddafi militiamen to kill protesters and defectors against the regime in Tripoli.

Organs of the United Nations, including United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Human Rights Council, have condemned the crackdown as violating international law, with the latter body expelling Libya outright in an unprecedented action urged by Libya's own delegation to the UN. The United States imposed economic sanctions against Libya.

International media will start covering Libya once there will be more killing of protestor. News channels in India are busy to cover Cricket World Cup. Hope People of Libya will get their own government without loss of much life of Libyans.

Doing Kamaal,
Kamal Upadhyay

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