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CPM planning to boycott American products
Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 29 - CPM [Communist Party, Marxist] State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said US products should be boycotted as part of the campaign against the American attack on Iraq.
Talking to reporters here on Saturday after a two-day state committee meeting, Vijayan said a final shape to the boycott of American products would be taken at the anti-war convention at Kochi on March 31.
He said the party's suggestion was that US products commonly available should be boycotted.
Anti-war rallies would be held in all district headquarters on March 31, he said.
MUSLIM Schoars too CALL for boycot of US goods
Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind said that jurists of Darul Uloom and other Islamic institutions have issued a 'Fatwa' proscribing the sale and purchase of Anglo-American goods to protest US-led attacks on Afghanistan which they described as an act of aggression against Muslims and Islam. The statement said the violation of this fatwa shall amount to cooperation with the aggression against Islam.
Over 500 Islamic scholars and jurists have appended their signatures to the edict and more endorsements are being received from different parts of the country.
It said the president of the Jamiat Maulana Asad Madani has appealed to all just countries and organisations to raise their voice against US action and the policies that are a threat to world peace, particularly in West Asia and south-east Asia.
Ullama and heads of distinguished madrasas across India, in a joint declaration, strongly condemned the savage and unjust military operations of America and Britain against Afghanistan and described it as a clear and naked proof of anti-Islamic attitude of America and its allies. The statement stressed the fact that the present taken by the US and United Nations fully expose the hypo-cracy of the American slogans of safeguarding human rights and civilized society. Muslims are no longer going to be impressed by their excuses. USA and Israel have themselves exposed their ugly face by boycotting the Durban Conference against racialism sponsored by the United Nations, the statement said.
In a forceful appeal to Muslims, the Ulama urged them not to get provoked and lose patience but to openly and forcefully support the path of righteousness and foil the plans of the enemies. In order to demonstrate effective protest against America and Britain we should totally boycott the products of these countries, especially Pepsi, Coca Cola, Colgate, etc.
The statement further said that through such boycotts, the Third World countries can weaken the tyranny and exploitation of America and its allies and can rid the oppressed and innocent people of their tyranny.
In this way we can also stop the massacre of innocent people in the Islamic world, particularly in Afghanistan. As a result Afro-Asian countries can enjoy real independence and sovereignty, the statement said.
This statement has been issued by the following Ulama and heads of Muslim educational institutions: Maulana Marghoobur Rahman, rector, Darul Uloom, Deoband., Maulana Muhammad Salim Qasmi, rector, Darul Uloom, Deoband (Waqf), Maulana Mufti Muzaffar Husain, principal, Mazahir Uloom, Saharanpur, Maulana Muhammad Taha, Mazahir Uloom, Saharanpur, Maulana Abdul Wahhab Khilji, general secretary, Jamiat-e Ahl-e-Hadith, Maulana Mujibullah Nadwi, rector, Jamiatur Rashad, Azamgarh, Maulana Ataur Rahman Wajdi, chairman, ‘Tahaffuz Sha’airul Islam Movement, Delhi, Maulana Abdul Aleem Islahi, principal, Jamiatul Banaat, Hyderabad, Maulana Tahir Madani, principal, Jamiatul Falah, Azamgarh, Maulana Sajjad Nomani, member, All-India Muslim Personal Law Board, Maulana Kalbe Jawwad, Lucknow, Maulana Salman Nadwi, Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, Lucknow, Maulana Sarfaraz Ahmad Falahi Saheb, Nahzatul Ulama.