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Joint Protest against military coup and massacres in Egypt, New Delhi

New Delhi, 23 August, 2013: A Joint massive protest demonstration was held at Egyptian embassy in New Delhi. It was organised by Welfare Party of India, SIO of India, Jamaat e Islami Hind in association with many social, political and civil society organisations. Large number of people gathered in the high security diplomatic area and raised slogans against the military regime and demanded the reinstatement of the elected government and President of Egypt.

Sharique Ansar, National Secretary, SIO of India said that Indian government had hosted President Mohammad Morsi few months before but now Indian government has completely disowned him without showing any concern for his fundamental rights as an Egyptian citizen if not as president of Egypt. He said that military’s coup against the legitimate democratic president Muhammad Morsi is factually the murder of democracy, and to lead this coup to a conclusion the Egyptian army is now bleeding the very humanity.

Mujtaba Farooq Sb, President, Welfare Party of India told that Indian government’s silence is against India’s long term interests in the region. He explained how Israeli and Americans are secretly playing games behind the curtain of this coup. he asked the Government of India to pass a strong-worded resolution in Parliament condemning the coup and the massacres in Egypt
Dr. Zafrul Islam Khan, President, All India Muslim Majlis e Mushawarat condemned the illegal overthrow of Egypt’s elected government, gross human right violations by the army and security forces, massacre of thousands of peaceful demonstrators, arrest of the democratically-elected President and continuous attacks on innocent protestors.
Speakers also condemned the role of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, in particular, Speakers attacked the silence of USA, European Union, UN and other world bodies and human rights movements.. They demanded the restoration of democracy and reinstatement of the elected government and President. Speakers also asked the Government of India to recall the Indian Ambassador from Egypt and close the Egyptian embassy in India until democracy is restored in Egypt.
The protestors demanded restoration of democracy and arrest and persecution of Gen. al-Sisi for crimes against humanity. Those who spokes on the occasion include Mr. Mujtaba Farooq, President of Welfare Party of India, Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan, President of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, Mr. Ravi Nair, Executive Director of the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre, Mr. Abdul Waheed, president of Jamaat-e Islami Delhi & Haryana, Shariq Ansar, National Secretary of the SIO of India Maulana Jalal Haider Naqvi, Joint Secretary of Majlis Ulema-e Hind, Maulana Mohsin Taqawi, Imam of Delhi Shia Jama Masjid, Maulana Ataur Rahman Qasmi, Chairman of Shah Waliullah Institute, Mr. P.M.A. Salam of Wahdat-e Islami, Dr. Tasleem Rahmani, President of Muslim Political Council of India, Dr. Baseer Ahmad of the Indian Union Muslim League, , Mr. Omar Anas, Chairman of the Egypt Solidarity Forum, Mr. Irfanullah Khan, Convenor of Jamia Nagar Coordination Committee, Ms. Bonu Jyotsna of DSU, JNU, and Dr. SQR Ilyas, National General Secretary of Welfare Party of India
A memorandum was also submitted to the Ambassador of Egypt at the end of the demonstration.

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