By Mohammad Ammar / Shiite News Exclusive
Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ai Khamenei has spoken out forthrightly in support of Kashmiris. His clear message to India came at a meeting of President Rouhani and Iranian cabinet.
Now Muslims around the world and particularly Kashmiris and Pakistanis should ask Arab regimes where they stand.
However, fact has it wealthy Arab monarchies have taken side of BJP’s Modi government against Kashmir and Pakistan, clearly.
Particularly, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain ditched oppressed Muslims one more time. But, Iran’s position remains unchanged. Ayatollah Khamenei never compromised on support for Kashmir even though his statements in past had angered India.
We wait and expect the government of India to adopt a just policy towards the noble people of Kashmir.”
Anyway, the entire Iran from people to leadership plus armed forces took a clear stand in support of Kashmiris. (In this regard, many reports published and another article on Iranian reaction to come soon).
Notably, the statement from Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution, its timing and place also signifies its importance. Iran President and members of his cabinet met with Ayatollah Khamenei regarding National Week of the Government yesterday.
Iranians observe that week to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of President Shahid Raja’i and Shahid Bahonar.
There, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei also spoke on the bad situation in Kashmir (IOK).
Britain left this (Kashmir) open wound in this region deliberately to make the conflict in Kashmir drag on.
Most importantly, he expressed utmost concern about the conditions of Muslims in that region. Although he noted Iran’s good relations with the government of India yet he made clear to the latter he waits and expects fair policy.
Factually, the Leader stated: “We wait and expect the government of India to adopt a just policy towards the noble people of Kashmir.”
Furthermore, Ayatollah Khamenei urged India to refrain from oppressing and bullying the Muslim people of this region.
Ayatollah Khamenei remains Shia Muslims central religious authority during the occultation of infallible Imam Mahdi.
However, he held colonial power Britain responsible for current situation in Kashmir and the related Indo-Pakistani conflict.
Moreover, Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution underlined present crisis a result of evil British government’s actions on leaving the subcontinent. Also, he cited that the British left this open wound in this region deliberately to make the conflict in Kashmir drag on.
Why Ayatollah Khamenei statement matters?
Grand Ayatollah Khamenei remains the global source of emulation or Marja’a Jahani for Shia Muslims around the world. Due to that Shia Muslims respect him in high esteem as their central religious authority during the occultation of infallible Imam Mahdi.
Therefore, the statement carries relatively more weight and substance. India’s BJP-led Modi government needs to correct its wrongdoings towards Muslims and particularly in Kashmir. Otherwise, oppressed Kashmiris have their supporters around the world.
Pakistan leadership also needs to thank Iran and especially Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei for his clear position on Kashmir.
The GCC monarchies have stabbed Pakistan in back once again. The US-led Western bloc’s lip service and bilateral talks’ mantra never resolved dispute on Kashmir.
Most importantly, joining them didn’t benefit even in 1970s. Because India invaded East Pakistan to inflict humiliating defeat upon Pakistan and resultant dismemberment. For Pakistan and Kashmir, the entire history remains relevant as a lesson for future course. When you will begin learning the lesson?!