Urging the prominent Islamic countries Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey – to put in joint efforts for reaching at a solution to issues confronting Muslims at the international level, Hurriyat (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said the problems faced by the Muslim Ummah were getting compounded as people following Islam were being killed on one pretext or the other which has become a concern for every Muslim. In a meeting with the Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran to India, Ghulam Raza Ansari at the Iranian Embassy in New Delhi for one-and-a-half-hours, the Mirwaiz who was accompanied by senior Hurriyat (M) leader and member Executive Council Masroor Abbas Ansari, discussed in detail various issues related to the Islamic world. Felicitating the Iranian ambassador on his and on behalf of the people of Kashmir on the anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Iran, the Mirwaiz said the political situation in various parts of the world was an extreme cause of concern and only anti-Islam forces were benefitting from this situation. Stressing that Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, being prominent countries of the Islamic world, need to foster mutual and friendly relationship and work for the overall prosperity and stability of the Muslim world which could help resolve issues facing the Muslims and the Muslims and provide a strong leadership to the entire Muslim Ummah. Recalling the age-old traditional relation of Kashmir with Iran which encompasses societal traditions, religion, language, culture and commerce, he said Kashmir has had centuries-old relations with Iran and the Iran’s support to Kashmir for the right to self-determination has been matter of satisfaction for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Stating that Iran’s mature diplomacy could be beneficial for the permanent and just solution to the long-pending issue of Kashmir, the Mirwaiz said Iran’s friendly relation with South Asian countries could prove beneficial to solve the long pending Kashmir issue. Mirwaiz expressed hope that Iran would continue to play a positive role in resolving the long-pending issue of Kashmir. Meanwhile, the Hurriyat (M) Chairman condemned the arrest of JNU Student’s Union President Kanhaiya Kumar for organizing symposium on the 3rd anniversary of Muhammad Afzal Guru and said the police action on the students was undemocratic and reflection of negative policies of the people who claim to be saviors of the freedom of speech. Terming the police reaction as uncalled for, he said the organizers were in no way involved in any illegal activity.
2015 Kashmir Despatch