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Kashmiris, Palestinians suffer due to rifts in Ummah: Altaf Shakoor

Karachi: Innocent Kashmiris and Palestinians are being killed and maimed with impunity due to rifts in the Ummah. Muslims populations should force their rulers to go for the unity of Ummah to get stopped this blood shedding of our brethren in the occupied territories, said Pasban e Pakistan President Altaf Shakoor.

In a statement here on Monday, he said killings of dozens of the Palestinians by Israeli occupation forces recently and now the killings of scores of Kashmiris by the Indian occupation forces are not separate incidents but they are closely related. He said the anti-Muslim elements in whole world are united despite their religious and communal differences, but sadly the Ummah is still divided due to the slavish mentality of its rulers. He said the unity of Ummah is the need of the hour. He said the Muslim populations have to play their role in this regard as their rulers are interested only to safeguard their vested interests.

He said Kashmir is the jugular vein of Pakistan and the Palestine is the jugular vein of the whole Ummah. He said the killings of Kashmiris and Palestinians could not be ignored. He asked the government and civil society to show complete solidarity with the suppressed people of Kashmir and Palestine.

He said we strongly condemn the Israeli and Indian occupation forces for their war crimes in Kashmir and Palestine. He said we also condemn the silence of the United Nations on this mayhem. He asked where the so-called champions of the human rights are and why they go blind when the blood of Muslims is shed in different parts of the world. He said these double standards on human rights are not acceptable.

Altaf Shakoor demanded of the government of Pakistan to raise the issues of mayhem in occupied Kashmir and Palestine at international level so that justice could be doled out to these oppressed and enslaved people.

He appealed to the civil society, political parties, columnists and writers to play their due role in highlighting the atrocities of India and Israel with a strong and brave voice.