24 September 2019 - 22:39
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In the wake of the unfortunate events in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, al-Mustafa ‎International University has‏ ‏issued a statement.‎

RNA – In the wake of the unfortunate events in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, al-‎Mustafa International University in Qom has‏ ‏issued a statement.‎

On August 5, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi revoked special rights for the state of ‎Jammu and Kashmir. The long-standing constitutional provisions for the region are no longer ‎legally valid. ‎

Following the move, India deployed troops to the region to stymie potential protests. The ‎government in New Delhi also imposed severe restrictions on movements, and cut all ‎telephone, mobile phone and internet connections. ‎

The controversial action has angered both Pakistan, which controls parts of Kashmir, and the ‎local population, who are predominantly Muslim. ‎

According to the al-Mustafa News and Information Centre, the statement is as follows:‎

In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful ‎

The seventy-year-old wound of Kashmir and the suffering of Muslim and non-Muslim people ‎of this region has been reopened as an effect of a sinister legacy of colonialism. The ‎astonished eyes of the world are staring at a large, powerful nation with a population of ‎more than one billion four hundred million which is made up of diverse religions and cultures. ‎People around the world are asking why a country with this ancient civilization, where great ‎religions and religions have been living together peacefully for so many years, is‏ ‏in such a ‎situation today? The divisive scenario of colonialism, dismantled by Mahatma Gandhi’s ‎sacrifice, has once again emerged due to Zionism, and the violence and disregard for the ‎basic rights of the Kashmiri people has endangered the security of their lives and property.‎

As an international educational and academic institution, al-Mustafa International University, ‎while emphasizing on the defence of the oppressed in every part of the world, regrets the ‎silence of the international institutions and human rights defenders in regard to the events ‎occurring in Kashmir and reminds the Indian politicians and officials that such behaviours will ‎only result in instability and the further creation of distance and division between religions ‎across India, There is a need to for a peaceful life between the followers of all religions, ‎including Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists, to be provided in the region. ‎

The Indian and Pakistani authorities are expected to restrain themselves and seek political ‎solutions to this humanitarian problem, and we also expect that all international institutions ‎will come to the aid of these oppressed and suffering people as soon as possible.‎

al-Mustafa International University

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