Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind protests US stand on Jerusalem
Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, a Muslim organization today held protests in various states against America's Jerusalem stand.
Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind resented continued insistence of US despite international pressure at more than 1015 places across the country.
"It is estimated that more than ten million people have taken part in this protest. This is one of the biggest protests after the US president Trump declared its stand early this month. The protesters came out with banners and placards at various mega cities like Mumbai, Pune, Kolkatta, Guwahati, Agartalla, Patna, Ranchi, Banaras,Kanpur, Dehradun, Gaya, Hyderabad, Ahmadabad, Surat, Bangalore, Chennai declaring the decision as cruel and very dangerous to world peace," Jamiat Ulamai-Hind spokesperson said in a statement.
It said before taking out protest march, they offered special supplication for Palestine in Friday prayers. Among the various protests the "End Jewish occupation of Jerusalem and stop killing innocent" hogged the lime light of the protest, the statement said.
Maulana Usman Mansoorpuri, president of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind while leading protest march at Banaras read out the declaration that was adopted at Consultative Meeting on Palestine on 20 December 2017. At this consultative meeting a resolution was unanimously adopted to condemn and express deep concern over American President's unilateral decision to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The statement said the consultative meeting was attended by number of prominent parliamentarians, leaders of Muslim Organisations, ambassadors, diplomats, social and political leaders and intellectuals.
The resolution further reads "this is against the UN and the international commitment that East Jerusalem is an occupied territory by Israel since 1967."
"We reaffirm our firm position regarding independent Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital. This attempt by US is to legalise the occupation of Palestinian territories by Israel. This is not going to help in peaceful resolution of the Palestinian issue," it said.
"We demand an unequivocal condemnation by Government of India in tune with India's historically held position that is; we are for independent Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital," the resolution said.
The statement said this resolution was also handed over to the district magistrates in every city for secretary general, United Nation, Minister of External Affairs, Government of India, the Ambassador, Embassy of United States, New Delhi
Maulana Mahmood Madani, general secretary of Jamiat Ulamai-Hind while expressing his deep satisfaction over taking out protest march across the country said that "America has been internationally isolated over this issue for behaving arrogantly and irresponsibly." He also exhorted American citizens to hit the street for protesting against Donald Trump's unilateral decision to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, because the issue of Alquds involves many world religions and international humanity.