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Maulana Fazl calls for western nations to reassess support for Israel
- Web Desk
- Dec 07, 2023
ISLAMABAD: In a diplomatic tête-à-tête with British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Jane Marriot, Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam Chief Maulana Fazl -ur Rehman fervently appealed for global attention to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
Expressing deep concern over the substantial loss of innocent lives, particularly among women and children, in the region, he criticized the western nations for persistently backing Israel.
During their meeting at Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s residence, discussions extended beyond the Gaza situation, encompassing vital topics such as Pakistan’s relations with Afghanistan and India, female education in Afghanistan, and other mutual interests.
The JUI Chief highlighted the alarming statistics of casualties in Gaza, emphasizing the need for a reevaluation of the West’s stance on Israel.
“Four thousand women, six thousand children, and twenty thousand civilians have fallen victim to the bombs in Gaza, yet the West continues to support Israel,” asserted Maulana Fazlur Rehman passionately.
He called for an immediate cessation of the Gaza massacre and the violation of human rights in the name of peace.
In response, the British High Commissioner sought Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s support for women’s education in Afghanistan.
While expressing support for women’s education, Maulana acknowledged the cultural differences between the West and Islam. He urged the international community to recognize the cultural nuances of Afghanistan, emphasizing that efforts toward women’s education should be considerate of the Islamic and Pashtun background prevalent in the region.
Highlighting the importance of human rights, Maulana reminded the High Commissioner that those concerned about education in Afghanistan should also extend their focus to the women and children of Gaza, where human rights violations persist.
The meeting, attended by JUI leader Hafiz Hamdullah, Jalaluddin Advocate, and Mufti Abrar, underscored the complex intersections of diplomacy, cultural understanding, and global humanitarian concerns.