SIC, Ulema distance themselves from Azadi march

Says Maulana Fazlur Rehman didn’t choose a proper time for the protest


​ Our Correspondent October 26, 2019
Maulana Fazlur Rehman. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Sunni Ittehad Council and renowned Ulema have distanced themselves from participation in the Azadi march and sit-in of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl, saying Maulana Fazlur Rehman didn’t choose a proper time for the protest as October 27 is observed as black day to express solidarity with the Kashmiris.

Addressing a news conference at the National Press Club on Friday, they also cited the fast-approaching month of Rabiul Awwal as another reason for distancing themselves from the march.

SIC Chairman Hamid Raza, Bhangali Sharif’s Syed Makhdoom Shah, Syed Khalid Sultan, Syed Masoom Shah and other renowned Ulema addressed the conference.

They said it was for the first time in the history that a Pakistani prime minister raised his voice for Kashmiris. They expressed gratitude to Imran Khan and his cabinet for raising the issue at all fora.
The Ulema said October 27 was a day to express solidarity with the Kashmiris, urging to consider all things and unite as a nation.

They said there were discussions on social media that Ale Sunnat was backing the sit-in. “This is not true,” they added.

They announced holding a conference at the Jinnah Convention Centre on October 26 (Saturday) to express solidarity with the Kashmiris. “The reality, including that about stability in Pakistan, will be unveiled,” the Ulema added.

They said eight million people in Kashmir had been deprived of food by India. app

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