Shia organisations appeal to observe World Quds Day today

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Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM), Haiyat-e-Aimma Masajid wa Ulema-e-Imamia, Imamia Students Organisation (ISO) and Imamia Organisation (IO) have appealed to all Pakistanis to observe International Quds Day on Friday with unity and enthusiasm.

Allama Aqeel Moosa of Tehrik-e-Azadi-e-Quds, Allama Deedar Jalbani of the MWM, Mohammad Abidi of the ISO, Khawar Hussain of the IO, Allama Jafar Raza and other scholars spoke at the joint press conference at Pak Moharram Hall on Thursday evening.

They urged that observance of Quds Day on August 2 is a must to mark solidarity and support to the oppressed Palestinians. They said that all residents of Karachi should participate in the Quds Day’s main rally from Numaish Chowrangi to Tibet Centre after Friday prayers on Ramadan 23.

They asserted that Palestine problem is the cardinal problem of Muslim Ummah. They said that Israel is the enemy of all Muslims because Zionists want to destroy Muslim nations and annex their land in their Zionist project.

They said that Palestinians were suffering from unmatched problems and grievances since the 1940s when Zionist terrorists grabbed their land and imposed an illegitimate state on them. They said that Palestinians were forced to leave their homeland to become refugees for decades through massacre, violence and torture.

They said that all Palestinians including around 6 million refugees have a right to return to their homeland and live there for good. They said that international community should desist playing a hypocritical role vis-à-vis Palestinians. They said that legitimate national resistance of Palestinians and Lebanese should not be maligned and should not be defamed through media trial.

They praised the revolutionary leader (Late) Imam Khomeini for his statement armed resistance to Zionist occupation was the sole way to liberate Palestine. They appreciated Imam Khomeini and Imam Khamenei for observance of global Quds Day on the last Friday of Ramadan. The leaders called for Quds Day to be observed in the holiest month of the Islamic calendar and on the odd night of the last ten days of Ramadan.