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Rally to protest against Israel atrocities on Palestinians
By Aftab Kola, Bhatkal
|Coming on close heels over a resolution on condemnation of Israel for unleashing on Palestinians a spate of virulent attacks by the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board at its 14th Session at Bangalore on Oct 29 the Muslims of
Bhatkal (India) went a step further by holding a mammoth protest rally. Bhatkal, today witnessed a massive public rally held to register their protest against the violence perpetrated by Israel on the Palestinians. The silent procession, comprising around 10,000 people, traversed through the main arteries of this predominant Muslim coastal town and culminated at the Anjuman Boys' high school ground. Later speaking on the occasion Maulana Abdul Bari, imam of Bhatkal's main Jamia mosque asserted that Israel never existed before and thus it should return the land it has grabbed to the
Palestinians. Maulana, condemning the unashamed show of high-tech attacks by Israel on Palestinians, appealed to the Muslims all over the world to stand solidly behind Palestine and show their solidarity with its people in their darkest hour.
Mr Zubair Musba, vice-president, Majlise-Islah-wa Tanzeem, Bhatkal under whose auspices the rally was, appealed to the Indian Prime Minister to openly condemn the atrocities and cruelty perpetrated on the unarmed Palestinians and to stop the bloodbath right away. He further urged the Prime
Minister to apply full pressure on Israel through the nations of the world and the UN that it gives up its claim on Palestine for ever. Mr Hanif Shabab, general secretary of Tanzeem called upon the Indian Govt to break all ties with Israel and not to enter any covert or overt pact with
them. A memorandum addressed to the Indian Prime Minister was submitted to the local assistant
commissioner, Mr Javeed Batin compared the proceedings.