A Public Meeting was organized by Muslim organizations and ”justice & freedom-loving”’ people on the 21st December at press club of india from 2.30 PM onwards to protest the recent decision by the Trump administration to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and shift the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This would alter the religious and legal status of Jerusalem and is unacceptable. It would be a clear violation of international law and UN Security Council resolutions especially UNSCR 478 of 1980. It would destabilize the region; create conflict delay a just and comprehensive resolution to the Israeli illegal occupation and colonization of Palestine.
Mr. Adnan Abu-al-Ahsaj ambassador of Palestine, Mr. Naveed Hamid, President All India Muslim Majlise Mushawarat, Swami Awami Vishish, Mr. Mohsin, Imam Shia Compound Mosque Maulana Naseer Ali, Vice-Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Nusrat Ali, presided over the program, remarked by Zikr ur Rehman former ambassador to Palestine, Mr. Niyaz Farooqui Secretary Jamiat Ulema I Hind, Mr. Engineer Muhammad Saleem Secretary General Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and officials from Lok Sangatna were present in the program.
At last, the Ambassador of Palestine in India, Mr. Adnan Abu-al-Ahsaj expressed his views. His speech was very motivational. He said we Palestinians have settled there for 5,000 years – different nations attacked us and tried to exile us from our land but it cannot be done, he said we will finally get our freedom. “He said that Palestinians are working to resist enemies, many of them became martyrs and many prisoners are locked in. But their determination and passion has not decreased martyrdom- thanked the Indians for supporting Palestinian people.