New Delhi: CPI(M) on Monday  condemned the government's stand on voting for the resolution on Syria and said it should declare that it is against all efforts to "destabilize" Syria and that diplomatic efforts be pursued for a solution.
   
The party Polit Bureau said in a statement that the explanation provided by the UPA government "obfuscates" the fact that a "serious attempt" is on to foment a civil war in Syria and armed groups and weaponry are being sent inside with the help of NATO allies in the region.
   
Further, the talk of intervention on the ground of protecting democratic rights and liberties in Syria is "hypocritical" when given the record of many of the member states of the Arab League, like Saudi Arabia, which have the "full backing of the West for their despotic regimes", it said.
   
"CPI(M) demands that the Indian government declare that it is against all efforts to destabilize the situation in Syria and that diplomatic efforts be pursued for a solution," the statement said.
   
India had refused to support the resolution on Libya in the U N Security Council last year and abstained, the party said.
   
It was this resolution adopted by the Security Council which paved the way for the United States and the NATO to launch a military attack and to effect a regime change there,
CPI(M) said.
   
The current resolution on Syria sponsored by the League of Arab States, with the backing of Western powers, would have led to a similar situation for external intervention, it said while pointing out that the resolution was, however, vetoed by Russia and China.

(Agencies)