Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday presented a memorandum to the UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon demanding action against the military rulers responsible for massacre of hundreds of peaceful protestors in Egypt.
A delegation comprising Naib-e-Ameer, Nazir Ahmad Raina, General Secretary, Dr. Abdul Hameed Fayaz, Spokesperson Advocate Zahid Ali, and Maulana Tariq Ahmad Makki presented the memorandum to the United Nations Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) stationed at Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.
According to a statement issued to press, the delegation apart from submitting the memorandum addressed to the UN general secretary Ban Ki Moon, lodged strong protest with the UN office on behalf of Jam’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir against the silence and subsequent inaction of the world body over the dethroning of legitimate government led by President Dr. Mohammad Mursi and subsequent massacre of hundreds of peaceful protestors.
In the memorandum, Jama’at has expressed “its grave concern over the sordid and alarming situation created after the democratically elected government of Egypt led by President Dr. Mohammad Mursi was overthrown by Egyptian army in a coup led by General Abdul Fateh Al Sisi without any legal or moral justification.”
The memorandum further read that “all the fundamental human rights are being trampled by the illegal government which is not acceptable to Egyptian people.”
The statement added “the world bodies and forums have failed to support the general public of Egypt and instead provided justification to the military rule in a tacit manner.”
“No effective measure was taken to stop the brutality by the army in Egypt,” the memorandum read, adding “some powers issued statements condemning the human rights violations but no considerable measure was taken to save the hapless and peaceful protestors from the military aggression.”
“All the world bodies and independent states are watching the massacre of Egyptians by military without even expressing a word of compassion for the victims of state-terrorism,” the memorandum read.
In the memorandum, Jama’at while expressing deep concern and anguish condemns the use of state-power by military rulers in Egypt against peaceful protestors.
“We vehemently appeal your revered self to come clear on the human issue in order to maintain the credibility of the UNO and take all possible measures mandated by the UN charter against the military generals blatantly violating the fundamental human rights of the people of Egypt and help in restoring the democratically elected government of Dr Mohammad Mursi,” read the memorandum submitted on behalf of Jama’at-e-Islami J&K through Mohammad Abdullah Wani, Ameer-e-Jama’at.
Pertinently Muslim Brotherhood swept the historic elections and formed the democratically elected government last year led by its candidate Dr Muhammad Mursi overthrowing monarchial rule of Husni Mubarak.
Completing one year in office, Dr Muhammad Mursi was shown door by army in a coup last month. The people, mainly Muslim Brotherhood supporters, supporting Mursi are protesting the ouster of the president since then. The army in response has killed thousands of peaceful protestors.
The interim government formed with the backing of Egyptian army is now mulling ban on the famous Muslim Brotherhood. The interim government in a recent statement accepted killing 36 Muslim Brotherhood members in prison.