LAHORE - Various leaders of international Islamic movements reaffirmed their resolve to continue peaceful struggle against all forms of oppression and conspiracies underway across the world.
A 9-point agenda issued as part of the joint declaration, finalised at a moot attended by forty representatives from twenty countries, pledged political, diplomatic, moral and legal support to the oppressed people in Egypt, Syria, Kashmir, Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan and Burma. The moot, convened by the Jamaat e Islami chief Syed Munawwar Hassan, was attended by representatives of Islamic movements in Jordan, Malaysia, Sudan, Morocco, Tajikistan, Turkey, Somalia, Palestine, Tunis, Algeria, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Yemen, and Indian-Held Kashmir.
In a joint declaration, the conference condemned terror attacks on worship places and killing of innocent people, and said that a true Muslim could neither tolerate oppression nor do any wrong to any one.
In his address, Munawwar said stressed upon the Pakistan government to raise its voice against the oppression in Egypt where the Ikhwanul Muslimoon has been banned by the military rulers.
The conference decided to set up a joint jurists platform, helping the oppressed people all over the world. It also pledged diplomatic efforts to highlight injustices and oppression going on in various Muslim states.
It was decided that an international secretariat would be set up to establish coordination among the Islamic movements.
While underscoring the importance of education for Muslim women, the conference pointed out that emphasis on modesty, hijab and Islamic education is need of the hour. It also resolved to launch joint efforts to safeguard Muslim youth from alien cultural attack and deadly effects of secular education system. It pledged to make every possible effort to forge Muslim unity on the basis of common objectives.
The conference condemned the military coup and genocide of the people in Egypt. It saluted the Egyptian people for refusing to bow before the oppression. It also lauded the Egyptian people for their undaunted and peaceful struggle for their democratic rights which had given a new hope to the Ummah.
The conference expressed deep grief over the bloodshed in Syria carried out by dictators who had butchered their nation for decades only to remain in power. It deplored the silence and indifference of the so-called human rights champions over the situation in Syria. The moot also condemned the ongoing oppression in Bangladesh where JI leaders are being jailed for life or sentenced to death for the so called war crimes.
It also condemned the Indian Army for carrying out aggression in Indian-Held Kashmir where people are struggling for their right to self determination. It also slated the ongoing siege of Gaza (Palestine) for the last several years. It stressed upon the freedom and justice-loving humanity to support Palestinians’ just struggle for a free homeland.
Munawwar clarified that the international secretariat of the Islamic movements would not be a substitute for the OIC. He said that the OIC had not been able to deliver and virtually become a pocket union of the US.
The conference offered fateha for the people martyred in Egypt, Syria and also those killed in drone attacks and earthquake in Balochistan.