Security council meet to decide on Libya turmoil

Posted By: Biswajeet Panda
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Muammar al-Gaddafi
New York, Feb 25: United Nations Security Council is scheduled to meet on Feb 25 to hold discussions on a draft proposal to impose sanctions against Libyan ministers. The Islamic country is drenched in a bloody revolt against the 41-year-old Gaddafi regime.

The meeting comes in the backdrop of USA's efforts to muster support from various other countries to put an end to civil casualities in the revolt against Muammar Gaddafi.

Nearly 2,100 people are feared dead in the conflict between protesters and army. In an act of utter disgrace, Gaddafi has instructed the army to handle the protesters with strong hands and quash any attempts to dislodge his government.

Many countries, including India, have already stepped up efforts to evacuate their citizens stranded in Libya. USA, France, Britain and Italy have already threatened the Gaddafi regime with sanctions, if it fails to put an end to the number of civil casualties in the conflict.

Major cities of eastern Libya have already proclaimed independence from Gaddafi's rule and the uprising is gathering more mass in the Libyan capital as well as other cities of the country.

Gaddafi is increasingly being isolated by international allies as well as ministers in his cabinet. Several ministers have already quit while many others are expected to follow suit. It now remains to be seen as to how long can Gaddafi defy the odds and cling on to power.

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