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SRINAGAR/JAMMU: National Conference President and Member of Parliament, Dr Farooq Abdullah on Thursday condemned the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by the United States President and said this move was unfair, unjust and oblivious to historical facts and also to the goal of reconciliation and peace in the Middle East.
In a statement issued here, Farooq said the move has hurt the sentiments of Muslims all over the world and made the goals of cooperation and stability farther and harder to achieve.
The National Conference President, while strongly condemning the arbitrary announcement, said the global community is obligated to deliver justice to the people of Palestine and no responsible power should take any steps that would hurt sentiments centered around historical disputes and injustices.
“The Government of India is also obligated to strongly and unambiguously oppose this move in line with the country’s historical foreign policy stand that is committed to the people of Palestine in their quest for justice and peaceful existence and is also pivoted on the policy of non-alignment and objectivity. The condemnation from the Central Government should be unequivocal and we should take a stand in consonance with our values and our place in the comity of nations”, Farooq added in the statement.
“India has traditionally and consistently supported the cause of the Palestinian people, and our Foreign Policy has always noted East Jerusalem as the capital of an Independent Palestinian State. A failure of the Modi Government to strongly reiterate this commitment and stand would be a great disservice to our country’s independent foreign policy goals and our commitments at the global stage”, the National Conference President said.
Meanwhile, Prof Bhim Singh, Founder of National Panthers Party also condemned Trump for having a war against the Arabs and the rest of the world.
Singh condemned the act of war against Palestine and its supporting countries against Palestine which amounts to act of aggression in the eyes of International Law by declaring (by US President) Jerusalem as capital of Israel.
Singh also sent a strong message to US President, Donald Trump reminding him of the tragic history that led to World War-II.
Singh made a strong appeal to the Indian leadership and the leadership in the Non-Aligned Countries to hold a joint conference at the earliest so that Israel or any other country shall not be allowed to destroy world peace.
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