Jamaat-e-Islami Hind strongly condemns deadly bombing in Syria, calls world to stop offensive
New Delhi: Jamaat-e-Islami-Hind has strongly condemned the deadly bombings and airstrikes which have pounded Eastern Ghouta in Syria since Feb. 19 by the Syrian forces backed by Russian warplanes. In a statement released to the media, JIH chief Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari said: “We condemn the daily bombings in Syria. We are saddened by the news that over 520 people have died and thousands more injured. From media reports, we see that the bombing raids have targeted medical buildings, and doctors who are struggling to keep up with the stream of severely injured patients. A large number of the dead and injured are ordinary civilians and children. We appeal to the international community, particularly the United Nations, Russia, Syria, America, the GCC and all important stakeholders to immediately stop the offensive in Syria and enforce an immediate ceasefire effectively as the war is devastating lives of innocent civilians and reducing the chance of finding a solution to the crisis’’. Maulana Umari averred: “The Syrian regime must realize that they have failed in protecting their own citizens by targeting civilian areas and they are responsible for Syria’s humanitarian crisis and refugee problem. The destruction of entire swathes of cities and hundreds of thousands of people is taking us further away from the solution to the crisis. We wish to remind them that war and violence can never be the solution to any problem’’.
The JIH chief while raising his concern said: “It is extremely regrettable that the UN Security Council failed to stop the killing, despite ceasefire. All must force the Syrian regime to ensure that the medical facilities, humanitarian aid and food supplies reach the survivors. Jamaat also appeals especially to the Government of India to bring up the issue of Syria on the international stage and offer whatever support we can to our brothers and sisters of Syria. We also appeal to the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries to remember their Islamic responsibility of supporting the cause of humanity and use their resources to stop the powers, who have a vested interest in destabilizing the region and want to impose their imperialist agenda by dividing people and nations”.
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