ALL INDIA MUSLIM
AIMMM Condemns Indefencible Act of Terrorism by Chechen Militants
But Supports Chechens Centuries-old Freedom Struggle
Holds PUTIN Responsible for War in Chechenya
New Delhi, 4 September, 2004: Shri Syed Shahabuddin, President of the All India Muslim Majlis- e-Mushawarat (AIMMM), has issued the following Statement :
"The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat is shocked by the horrifying sequence of events in Beslan in North Ossetia, Russia, which has caused the death of hundreds of innocent children and other civilians.
Islamic law absolutely prohibits the holding to ransom and killing of innocent non-combatants, particularly old men, women and children. In the eyes of the International Law such acts constitute War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity.
The AIMMM, therefore, deplores and condemns, without any reservation, such indefencible acts of terrorism by the Chechen militants, which target the Russian people and which lose the Chechen Freedom Movement the support and sympathy of friendly peoples all over the world.
However, the AIMMM takes this opportunity to reiterate its moral support to Chechenya’s centuries-old struggle for liberation from Russia and condemns the deliberate and politically motivated violation by President Putin of the Russia-Chechenya Agreement of 1994 and his relaunch of the war of conquest in 1999 with unprecedented brutality and massive violation of human rights, punctuated by bogus elections to impose Russian stooges and crush the will of the Chechen people."
Sd/- Syed Shahabuddin
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