Srinagar: National Conference President and Member of Parliament Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Thursday strongly condemned the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by the United States President and said this move was unfair, unjust and oblivious to historical facts and also to the goal of reconciliation and peace in the Middle East.
In a statement Dr Abdullah said the move has hurt the sentiments of Muslims all over the world and made the goals of cooperation and stability farther and harder to achieve.
“This announcement by the United States President is in contradiction to history and the sentiments of millions of Muslims across the world, including India. At a time when the world is grappling with instability and hostility, especially in the Middle East, an arbitrary announcement of this nature is fraught with the risk of alienating people and adding to the widespread sense of injustice”, he said.
“The Government of India is also obligated to strongly and unambiguously oppose this move in line with the country’s historical foreign policy stand that is committed to the people of Palestine in their quest for justice and peaceful existence and is also pivoted on the policy of non-alignment and objectivity. The condemnation from the Central Government should be unequivocal and we should take a stand in consonance with our values and our place in the comity of nations”, Dr. Farooq Abdullah added.