LAHORE: In a letter to the leadership of Muslim ummah, Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) Chairman Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi has urged them to play their role in ending Indian forces in Indian Occupied Kashmir. The letter also highlighted recent Indian aggression against Pakistan, including breach of airspace, while emphasising the threat it posed to Pakistan as well as regional and global security.
It stated that Pakistan wishes peace and stability in the region but Indian government was conjuring up excuses to justify its aggression.
Ashrafi also asked Muslim scholars and clerics to play their role to bring an end to state terrorism in Palestine and Kashmir.
The letter added that Pakistan is the sole atomic power of the Muslim world, which is why enemies of Islam and Muslims are hatching conspiracies to create instability in Pakistan.
He also dismissed Indian government claims regarding training camp of jehadi organisations inside Pakistan as baseless propaganda. “Any such training camp is not operating in Pakistan as claimed by Indian authorities. The truth is that people of IOK have started retaliating against atrocities committed by the Indian army,” it said.
Ashrafi also criticised the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) over its decision to invite the Indian foreign minister to its recent meeting, which resulted in Pakistan boycotting the moot.
“Inviting the Indian foreign minister to this prestigious Muslim forum is like rubbing salt on the wounds of the oppressed people of Kashmir,” it stated. He also questioned whether the OIC plans to invite Israeli delegates next.