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Mammoth demo in Delhi against the visit of the Israeli President to India

New Delhi, Nov. 18, 2016: Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind led by its President Maulana Usman Mansoorpuri, and representatives of many other religious and social organizations and noted intellectuals denounced Israel as a terrorist state and expressed their condemnation of the current visit of the Israeli President to India. They were speaking at a large public protest held here at Jantar Mantar. On this occasion, representatives of various social and religious organizations addressed the gathering including Maulana Usman Mansoorpuri, Mohamad Saleem Engineer (Secretary General, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind), Mr. Naved Hamid (President, All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat), Shabnam Hashmi (head of ANHAD), Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan (editor, The Milli Gazette), Maulana Jalal Haider Naqvi (Joint Secretary, Majlise Ulama-e- Hind), Mufti Affan Mansoorpuri, Maulana Niaz Ahmad Farooqui, Maulana Hakimuddin Qami and Qari Shaukat Ali, etc.

Speakers said that Israeli is a terrorist and expansionist country which has enslaved the Palestinian people and occupied their land. India has a long history of supporting the Palestinian cause and similar humanitarian and human rights issues. This policy must not be changed. India’s overtures to Israel only demeans our country and shows us as standing with oppressors running an apartheid state.

On this occasion a memorandum containing several demands was submitted to the Hon’ble President of India which has been endorsed by dozens of organizations which  included Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, Jamaat-e Islami Hind, All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, ANHAD, AIUDF, Jamia Collective, All India Tanzeem-e-Insaf, Delhi, Mewat Vikas Sabha, Mewat Karwan, Shoulder-to-Shoulder, Palestine Solidarity Organisation etc.     

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 December 2016 on page no. 13

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