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Massive demo in Delhi against the coup in Egypt

New Delhi, 23 August, 2013: A massive protest demonstration was held today at Egyptian embassy in New Delhi. It was organised by Welfare Party of India in association with many social, political and civil society organisations. Around 2000 people gathered in the high security diplomatic area and raised slogans against the military regime and demanded the reinstatement of the elected government and President of Egypt.

MG Ediitor speaking during the demo

The protestors demanded restoration of democracy and arrest and persecution of Gen. al-Sisi for crimes against humanity. Those who spoke on the occasion include Mr. Mujtaba Farooq, President of Welfare Party of India, Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan, President of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, Mr. Ravi Nair, Executive Director of the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre, Mr. Abdul Waheed, president of Jamaat-e Islami Delhi & Haryana, Maulana Jalal Haider Naqvi, Joint Secretary of Majlis Ulema-e Hind, Maulana Mohsin Taqawi, Imam of Delhi Shia Jama Masjid, Maulana Ataur  Rahman Qasmi, Chairman of Shah Waliullah Institute, Mr. P.M.A. Salam of Wahdat-e Islami, Dr. Tasleem Rahmani, President of Muslim Political Council of India, Dr. Baseer Ahmad of the Indian Union Muslim League, Mr. Shariq Ansar, National Secretary of the SIO of India, Mr. Omar Anas, Chairman of the Egypt Solidarity Forum, Mr. Irfanullah Khan, Convenor of Jamia Nagar Coordination Committee, Ms. Bonu Jyotsna of DSU, JNU, and Dr. SQR Ilyas, national general secretary of Welfare Party of India.

Photo: Aamena Khan

 Speakers unanimously condemned the illegal overthrow of Egypt’s elected government, gross human rights violations by the army and security forces, massacre of thousands of peaceful demonstrators, arrest of the democratically-elected President and continuous attacks on innocent protestors. Speakers also condemned the role of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, in particular. Speakers attacked the silence of USA, European Union, UN and other world bodies and human rights movements. Speakers asked the Government of India to pass a strong-worded resolution in Parliament condemning the coup and the massacres in Egypt. They demanded the restoration of democracy and reinstatement of the elected government and President. Speakers also asked the Government of India to recall the Indian Ambassador from Egypt and close the Egyptian embassy in India until democracy is restored in Egypt.

A memorandum was also submitted to the Ambassador of Egypt at the end of the demonstration.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 September 2013 on page no. 13

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