‘Observe Last Friday of Ramzan as Youm-ul-Qudus, June 24 as Youm-e-Kashmir’



Appealing people to observe the 1st July – the last Friday of the holy month of Ramzn – as “Youm-ul-Qudus” and 24 June as “Youm-e-Kashmir” (Kashmir Day), Chairperson Hurriyat Conference (g) Syed Ali Geelani said that the peace will elude the world until the Kashmir and Palestine issues are settled according to the wishes and aspirations of the people of these disputed regions.

Geelani also appealed the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat and Hurriyat Conference leaders, Islamic Scholars and Imams of the Masajid to highlight the issue of Masjid Al-Aqsa which is under the illegal and forced occupation of Jewish forces in their Juma-tul-Vida sermons and organize special prayers for the peaceful resolution of all the disputed territories include Palestine and Kashmir which are under the “foreign occupation”.

Geelani also appealed the people to pray for the end to the uncertain situations in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt and Syria and said that the intervention of the anti-Islam forces into the internal matters of these countries is responsible for all the bloodshed going on there.

“There are too many similarities between Palestine and Kashmir issue. The Israel with the backing of western powers is illegal occupying the Muslim areas and their sacred places in Palestine and here in Kashmir India with the help of its military might is crushing and muzzling the peaceful voices of the people. The Israeli forces are killing, bombarding and torturing the innocent Palestinian people and the India occupational forces are committing genocides of the Kashmiri nation in a planned manner. Both the nations are struggling against the forced and illegal foreign occupations since last 6 to 7 decades and both the occupant nations India and Israel are using every possible oppressive method to suppress the peoples voices. Killing of innocent people, custodial disappearances, extra judicial killings, raps and destruction of the public properties is a routine at both the places and occupational forces are committing worst kinds of human rights violations in these regions,” he said.

Geelani cautioned that until and unless the foreign forces are withdrawn from the Palestine and Kashmir and the interference into the internal affairs of the Muslim nations are stopped, the peace, prosperity and development in the world will remain a dream.


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