Lahore: Veteran Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Gilani, has expressed deep gratitude to the Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan and other Islamic movements leaders gathered at the JI Ijtema, for extending all out support to the just cause of the Kashmiris.
In a letter to the JI chief, Syed Ali Gilani said that the Islamic Movements’ support to the lawful rights of the Jammu and Kashmir people had given new hope and courage to the Kashmiris.
He said that the blood of the Muslims was being shed from Egypt to Bangladesh, and especially, the martyrdom of the leaders was a great test for the Islamic movements.
Syed Ali Gilani said that in Jammu and Kashmir, besides the use of military force and political fraud, India was pursuing a policy to change the Muslim majority status of Kashmir through cultural invasion and settlement of non- state residents.
He said, in the presence of more than seven and a half lakh Indian troops with the powers under the oppressive Special Powers Act, and after detaining the Hurriyat Conference leaders, India was trying to mislead the world by staging the drama of phased -elections in order to prove Kashmir as an integral part of India.
He said, these so called elections were being held at a time when heavy floods had devastated thousands of habitations in Kashmir, and hundreds of Kashmiris had been swept away in the flood waters. He noted that India neither made any rescue efforts for the Kashmiris nor had undertaken any rehabilitation programme. On the other hand, welfare and relief bodies from other countries were also not allowed to provide any relief to the Kashmiris in distress.
Syed Ali Gilani thanked the Islamic movements’ leaders for declaring the Kashmir and Palestine issues as the common problems of the Muslim Ummah.
He congratulated Sirajul Haq on the success of the Ijtema and said he was extremely sorry for not attending the moot due to the restrictions imposed on his travel by New Delhi.
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