JI Against Talks With India Sans Kashmir Issue

JI Against Talks With India Sans Kashmir Issue

3 June 2013
The News International


Lahore: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) central Shoora has stressed upon the new government to not resume dialogue with India until New Delhi agrees to grant the right of self determination to Kashmiris in accordance with the UN resolutions. In a resolution adopted by Shoora, the JI said talks with India without resolving Kashmir issue and river waters issue was tantamount to treachery with Kashmiris and stabbing them in the back. It said India’s state terrorism in Kashmir and its insistence on retaining eight hundred thousand troops in Kashmir, besides its black laws, in total disregard of the protests from human rights organizations, was blatant violation of the UN resolutions and Human Rights charter. The Shoora called upon the UN, the OIC and other international organizations to take immediate notice of these matters and increase pressure on New Delhi to stop genocide of Kashmiris and allow them an opportunity to decide their future. Through another resolution, JI Shoora expressed deep concern over massacre of Muslims in Arakan (Myanmar) where life had been made extremely difficult for Muslim minority for last several months. It pointed out that thousands of innocent Muslims had been martyred and their properties had been put on fire. Mosques had been razed and Muslims were being forced to migrate to other lands. Thousands of them had been drowned in the adjoining seas while attempting to flee for safety. JI Shoora deplored the total apathy of the world community and human rights bodies and Muslims organizations on this serious situation. Shoora also condemned the attempts in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtun Khawa provinces to remove verses from the Holy Quran and chapters on Islamic history and teachings, from syllabus under foreign pressure. It said primary education occupied immense and basic importance and it had reached the brink of disaster due to the wrong decisions of previous governments. Shoora pointed out that, only in Punjab, more than 13 million children of school-going age remained deprived of education, 61 per cent of primary schools had no electricity and around forty per cent were without clean drinking water, boundary walls and other basic facilities. The JI said enforcement of English as medium of instruction from class one was an attempt to revive the era of British slavery. It called for withdrawing the changes made in syllabi and restoring Quranic verses and chapters on the lives of Sahaba (RA) and Jehad.