Pakistani Political Parties Pledge to Move ICJ Against Jud Ban
Condemning the United Nations ban on Jamaatud Daawa (JuD), various Pakistani political parties and religious outfits on Wednesday pledged to move the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and Pakistani judiciary against what they called the unjust decision.
A meeting arranged by Ahle-Hadith Youth Force Pakistan, attended by representatives of different political parties and chaired by the Jamiat Ahle-Hadith party vice president, asked the Pakistani government to avoid dancing to the US, Israeli and Indian tunes as a puppet.
The participants of the meeting held in Peshawar urged Islamabad to show courage and protect welfare organisations instead of banning them and detaining their activists and leaders.
A nine-point declaration adopted by the participants unanimously described the UN as a subservient organisation of the United States and declared the UN Security Council decision on JuD one-sided, as it was taken hastily without hearing the other side.
The declaration said the JuD was a welfare organisation having no link with terrorism or violence. It demanded of the Pakistan government to immediately lift the ban on the organisation and release its workers and leaders.
Rejecting the allegations against Pakistan about Mumbai attacks, the declaration demanded the Pakistan government to hold talks with India on the basis of equality.
The participants of the meeting praised the JuD for its patience despite the unjust UN decision implemented quickly by the Pakistan government. They said the JuD, which had a huge network, could have disturbed law and order following the ban but it decided to move court of law against the decision.