Dec 17, 2017, 7:54 PM
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Indian Muslims call for Trump trial in int’l courts

New Delhi, Dec 17, IRNA – A large group of Indian Muslims urged the United Nations to take US President Donald Trump to international courts for his new policy on Quds which contradicts international laws.

Molana Jalal Hadar Naqvi who is the leader of the Majlis-E-Ulema-E-Hind (Indian Assembly of Religious Scholars) made the remarks while talking to IRNA on Sunday at the sidelines of a protest rally which took place in New Delhi at the initiative of his organization with participation of both Sunni and Shiite Muslims.

He said the Muslim community in India expected the United Nations to take serious steps toward dragging Trump to international courts because of his recent policy which in practical terms means recognition of this holy city as belonging to only one religion whereas it is revered by followers of other divine religions as well.

Molana Naqavi said Indian Muslims feel grave outrage towards this new decision of Trump because they believe it clearly violates international laws.

The great scholar was referring to a United Nations Security Council Resolution 478 dated 1980 which reaffirmed the inadmissibility of gaining territory by force and prohibited any kind of change in character and status of holy city of Jerusalem.

However, in 1967, Israel occupied Quds and called it as 'Eternal capital of Israel', but international community did not recognize the move and Palestinians consider it as their own capital.

Molana Naqvi further asserted the support of Indian Muslims for the Palestinian cause and said the Islamic community in India would sustain its support for the oppressed nation of Palestine.

He further called on the Indian government to move on with the same Palestine policy which was initially set up by the father of India’s independence move Mahatma Gandhi.

Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in a statement issued on Thursday announced that President Trump's decision concerning recognition of Quds as capital of Israel contradicts international law and will not legitimize Israel's occupation.

It underlined that Quds is an inseparable part of Palestine in its 1967 borders.

Muslims worldwide see occupation of Palestine as the root cause of all regional crises.

They say that US recognition of Beit ul-Moqaddas as the capital of the Israeli regime amounts to efforts to legitimize occupation.
Indian Muslims have jointed ranks to unanimously protest the decision by staging numerous rallies and gatherings across the country.


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