UN has no guts to declare western sanctions on Russia as illegal but has the cheek to comment on India rice export ban
The export ban is bringing back memories of 2008, when a global rice crisis put 100 million people at risk, many in sub-Saharan Africa. Back then, both Vietnam and India restricted exports.
Now the height of double standards have been achieved by none other than the UNO itself, It has failed to declare the Western sanctions on Russia as as an illegal act which has no approval of the United Nations. Due to this ban Russia too has placed a ban on Ukrainian exports through the Black Sea. So there is no export of grain from Ukraine through the Black Sea. Many of the African Countries are facing acute food shortage and hunger due to this. However UN Secretary General remains gutless and will not castigate the Western Countries.
However to protect its own people from hunger and any kind of price rise, when India imposes rice export ban on its own rice production, then the same UN and even Western Press starts shouting against it. As per them this Indian action is boosting prices around the world, increasing the risk of political instability in Asia and Africa, according to the head of a United Nations agency. In their view India should not take any action to protect itself, while others can do what they like.
Prices for the crop, a staple for half the world, surged to the highest in almost 15 years after the top shipper began curbing exports. India accounted for nearly 40% of the global rice trade in the past three years. Soaring prices are fuelling concerns about food insecurity for billions of people in Asia and Africa who depend on the grain….. There is no talk of movement of Ukrainian or Russian grains.
“Rice, especially in Africa, can certainly bring potential conflict or social unrest, which at this moment in time would be quite dangerous,” Alvaro Lario, who leads the International Fund for Agricultural Development, said in a Thursday interview in New York.
The export ban is bringing back memories of 2008, when a global rice crisis put 100 million people at risk, many in sub-Saharan Africa. Back then, both Vietnam and India restricted exports. Food shortages have also contributed to unrest in the past, with surging wheat prices helping spark the Arab Spring that toppled governments just over a decade ago.
So India is to be blamed for Western bans on Russian Exports.