Tehran: Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on Iran’s Judiciary to pursue issues like Kashmir legally and adopt official position on such international issues.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with high ranking members of Iran’s judiciary, including Chief Justice Sadeq Amoli Larijani.
“The Judiciary should intervene from a legal position in such issues as sanctions, US confiscations and terrorism or [come out] in support of downtrodden personalities in the world such as Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky or the Muslims of Myanmar and Kashmir,” Press TV quoting the Supreme Leader reported.
In such issues, Ayatollah Khamenei said, the Judiciary should “decisively declare its supportive position or opposition so it is reflected across the world.”
While Kashmir is gripped in decades of bloody conflict with Muslim majority seeking their right to decide their political destiny, Myanmar has been accused of leading a systematic deadly campaign of suppression against its Muslim community.
Nigeria has jailed leading Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and has launched a crackdown on his supporters, killing hundreds, including his three sons.
This is the second time that Ayatollah Khamenei has referred to Kashmir in last 10 days.
Ayatollah Khamenei, during his Eid-al-Fitr sermon urged the Muslims worldwide to support the people of Kashmir, who according to him, faced oppression even during the fasting month of Ramadan.
He invited the Islamic world, its intellectuals in particular, to announce their stance in a crystal-clear way like Iran does.
Highlighting the judiciary’s significant status at home, Ayatollah Khamenei said it should vigorously protect the rights of people and take action against lawbreakers.
The judiciary ought to employ the country’s legal capacities to protect the public rights, advocate legitimate liberties, and counter violators of public rights whoever they are, the Leader underscored.
Every year, the Judiciary chief and authorities meet with Supreme Leader on the occasion of the Judiciary Day, which commemorates the then chief of the Judiciary Ayatollah Mohammad Hussain Beheshti and 72 parliamentarians killed in a terrorist attack back in 1981. (Agencies)