JuD charity FIF appeals UN to Intervene across the Line of Control

Arif Qureshi

Muzaffarabad: JuD charity FIF carrying Relief Goods and Essential Items like Rice, Cooking oil, Dry fruits and Medicines worth millions of Rupees has been stopped by AJK Police near Kaman Post Chakothi, where from Srinagar-Muzaffarabad Bus service and trade between both parts of divided Kashmir through Line of Control is continued since 1999. The Srinagar-Muzaffarabad Bus Service which was halted due to unrest in Indian controlled Kashmir also resumed on last Monday after remaining suspended for two weeks.

The rally having food items was lead by Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) chief Hafiz Abdul Roof and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed’s son Hafiz Talha Saeed, travelling from JuD head Quarter Markaz-Al-Qadsia Lahore. The Rally arrived in Pakistan control Azad Kashmir capital Muzaffarabad on Tuesday morning where Maulana Abdul Aziz Alvi head of JuD Azad Kashmir chapter and scores of JuD activists warmly welcomed the participants of rally on Domale Bridge.

Addressing with local and International media on the occasion FIF chief said that the markets in Indian controlled Kashmir are shut for last three-weeks due to the ongoing curfew and restrictions and the Kashmiri people are suffering badly due to the ongoing unrest across the valley, Hafiz Abdul Roof deplored the silence and role of United Nations regarding Kashmir.

JuD charity FIF leading by Hafiz Abdul Roof being stopped near Line of control
JuD charity FIF leading by Hafiz Abdul Roof being stopped near Line of control

FIF chief Hafiz Abdul Roof appealed Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General of United Nations to intervene and send its charity items to needy people of Jammu and Kashmir across the line of control as they hardly suffering due to continue curfews and restrictions from Indian Forces. After arriving Chakothi (border Village near Line of Control) from where the food Items and Medicines had to sent Indian controlled Kashmir, the FIF rally has been stopped near Kaman Bridge (which connects the both parts of divided Kashmir). Responding the hurdles JuD and FIF activists and volunteers announced sit-in on Line of Control which was continued till Wednesday morning.

Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) organized the rally on the occasion when The Punjab Home Department on Wednesday directed Punjab police to take strict action against activists of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD). The organization is engaged in fundraising throughout the country through its charity wing Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF). According to the Punjab Home Department directive, JuD is making efforts to collect funds through fitrana, zakat and sadkaats.

 

It is reminded that On November 24, 2010 United States Department of State’s banned the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) and included its head Hafiz Abdul Roof into the Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO). United States blamed that Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) is a front organization of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and operating under the cover of Relief activities. But Pakistan did not ban the operations of Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) and with the passage of time FIF is now considered one of the leading indigenous charities of Pakistan.

The Writer is Editor Daily Online News Paper “The Fortress” He can be reached at arifqoreshi@gmail.com

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