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Strong opposition to Bush?s visit

THE JAMIAT-e-Ulama Madhya Pradesh has convened a public meeting on Friday night at Budhwara to protest the forthcoming visit of US President George Bush to India.

india Updated: Feb 24, 2006 14:54 IST

THE JAMIAT-e-Ulama Madhya Pradesh has convened a public meeting on Friday night at Budhwara to protest the forthcoming visit of US President George Bush to India.

The Jamiat is holding protests all over the country. “The United States routinely interferes in the affairs of other countries and the destruction and devastation caused by it in Afghanistan and Iraq has once again proved that Bush has become a symbol of terrorism”, said the Jamiat spokesperson Noorullah Yusuf Zai.

The Jamiat has said that the recent statement of American Ambassador is also an attack on the sovereignty of the nation. The protest meet will start at 8 pm at Char Batti Square at Budhwara.

Mufti Abdur Razzaq will preside over the meet. Eminent scholars will address the meet and show the true face of American policies before the public. Various secular parties and members of umpteen organisations will participate in the convention.

The state working committee of the Jamiat-e-Ulama Madhya Pradesh will meet on the same day at 5 pm at Madani Hall at Tarjume Wali Masjid to discuss various important issues, according to a press release issued by Yusuf Zai.

Meanwhile, the Indian Muslim Union Madhya Pradesh has strongly opposed the visit of George Bush and pledged its support to all cultural, social and political parties or organisations who are opposing the policies and visit of Bush.

It has also given support to the call for protest meet organised under the aegis of Jamiat-e-Ulama Madhya Pradesh at Budhwara on Friday night.

“We appeal to all the citizens of the capital to participate in the meet in large numbers”, said Hashem Al-Sadiq in a separate statement issued today. Several organisations have been working to mobilise public opinion for the last several weeks against the forthcoming visit of Bush to India. In the Old city anti-US posters and slogans are visible everywhere.