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A massive protest demonstration at Egyptian embassy in New Delhi
A massive protest demonstration at Egyptian embassy in New Delhi

New Delhi, 23 August, 2013: A massive protest demonstration was held today at Egyptian embassy in New Delhi. It was organised by the Welfare Party of India in association with other social, political and civil society organisations. Around 2000 people gathered in the high security diplomatic area and raised slogans against the military regime and demanded the reinstatement of the democratically elected Egyptian government and its President, Mohammed Morsi.

The protestors demanded restoration of democracy in Egypt and arrest and prosecution of General Al-Sisi for crimes against humanity. Those who spoke on the occasion included  Mujtaba Farooq, President, Welfare Party of India, Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan, President,  All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat,  Ravi Nair, Executive Director, South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre, Abdul Waheed, President,  Jamaat-e Islami Hind, Delhi & Haryana, Maulana Jalal Haider Naqvi, Joint Secretary, Majlis Ulema-e Hind, Maulana Mohsin Taqawi, Imam, Delhi Shia Jama Masjid, Maulana Ataur  Rahman Qasmi, Chairman of Shah Waliullah Institute, P.M.A. Salam,  Wahdat-e Islami, Dr. Tasleem Rahmani, President,  Muslim Political Council of India, Dr. Basheer Ahmad, Indian Union Muslim League, Shariq Ansar, National Secretary, SIO of India, Omar Anas, Chairman, Egypt Solidarity Forum,  Irfanullah Khan, Convenor, Jamia Nagar Coordination Committee, Ms. Bonu Jyotsna of DSU, JNU, and Dr. SQR Ilyas, National General Secretary, Welfare Party of India.

The speakers unanimously condemned the illegal overthrow and arrest of the democratically elected President of Egypt, gross human rights violations by the military junta and security forces, massacre of thousands of peaceful demonstrators and continuous attacks on innocent protestors. They also condemned the role of Arab rulers and Kings for their support to the illegitimate military government.  Speakers strongly criticized the silence of USA, European Union, UN and other world bodies and human rights movements. Speakers asked the Government of India to pass a strong-worded resolution in Parliament condemning the coup and the massacres in Egypt. They also asked the Government of India to recall the Indian Ambassador from Egypt and close the Egyptian embassy in India until democracy is restored in Egypt.

A memorandum was submitted to the Ambassador of Egypt at the end of the demonstration highlighting all the points noted abov

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