A JOINT APPEAL BEFORE THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
REGARDING SENDING HUMANITARIAN AID TO PALESTINIANS IN GAZA
To,
Shri. Narendra Modi ji,
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
Sir,
We, the undersigned who are citizens concerned with the miserable plight of Palestinians in Gaza in the
aftermath of the latest phase of Israel-Palestine conflict, would like to bring the following for your immediate
consideration and favorable action.
At the outset we appreciate the official Indian stand in the UNSC expressing solidarity with the legitimate
rights of Palestinians and urging for an end to the conflict. It is a matter of relief and hope that ceasefire was
accepted by both parties and the situation in the region is gradually cooling down.
The immense loss of human lives and properties to Palestinians, the residents of Gaza in particular, is now a
very big humanitarian crisis which warrants both governmental and non-governmental support from all
countries. In addition to adoption of hundreds of orphan children and widows, the rehabilitation of thousands
of residents who became homeless overnight and rebuilding of private and public infrastructures also are very
big challenges. In fact, these tasks cannot be accomplished alone by the people and their leaders in the 41 km
small, isolated strip of Gaza. Still the determination and courage shown by them even on the face of such
heavy casualties tell us that they will overcome and rebuild themselves with whatever external support made
available to them.
In this regard, we place the following requests before the Government of India:
1. By going ahead with the spirit of the traditional Indian support to the people of Palestine, we request
the government to aid Gaza by sending substantial amount of money, medicines and equipments.
2. Since there are many Non-Governmental Organizations and philanthropic groups who are interested to
provide support to Gaza in this time of humanitarian crisis by means of money and materials, we request the
government to facilitate them by issuing the required administrative orders.
3. As it is learned that the role of Palestinian Authority is very limited in Gaza under the present
administrative set-up there, we request the government to ensure that the government aid is directly
reaching there and to allow the interested Indian NGOs and groups to send aid directly to Gaza.

Yours faithfully,
Moulana Khaled Saifullah Rahmani, General Secretary, All India Muslim Personal Law Board
Moulana Khaleelur Rahman Sajjad Nomani, Prominent Islamic Scholar
Moulana Asghar Imam Mahdi, Gen. Secretary, Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadees Hind
Mr. Kanwar Danish, Lok Sabha MP
Mr. Nasir Hussain, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Mr. M.K. Faizi, President, Social Democratic Party of India
Dr. SQR Ilyas, President, Welfare Party of India
Dr Ravi Nair, Director, SAHRDC
Dr. John Dayal, Secretary-General of the All India Christian Council
Moulana Tauqir Raza, Prominent Islamic Scholar and Community Leader
Mufti Moulana Arshad Faruqi, Darul Uloom Deoband Waqf.
Moulana Ataurrahman Qasmi, Director, Shah Waliullah Institute
Dr. Asma Zahra, Chief Coordinator, Women Wing, All India Muslim Personal Law Board
Mrs. Uzma Naheed , Member, All India Muslim Personal Law Board
Prof Hasina Hashiya, Member, Milli Council
Mr. Shabbir Ansari , President AIMOBC Organization.
Mr. O.M.A. Salam, Chairman, Popular Front of India
Dr Zafarul Islam Khan, Ex-Chairman, Delhi Minority Commission
Mr. Mujtaba Farooq, Director (Public Relation) – Jamaat-e-Islami Hind.
Mr. Naved Hamed, President, Majlis-e-Mushawarat
Moulana Shamshad Rahmani , Naib Ameer-e-Shariat ,Bihar
Moulana Mahmud Daryabadi, President, Ulema Council, Mumbai
Mr. Syed MD Tanwir Hashmi, Sajjada Nashin, Khanqah-e-Hashmiya , Gulbarga
Prof. Akhtarul Wasey, President, Maulana Azad University, Jodhpur
Moulana Shibli Qasmi, Nazim Imarat-e-Shariya
Moulana Taher Madni , Nazim Jamiyatul Falah, Azamgarh
Moulana Hafiz Ather Ali, Nazim Jamia Mohammadia Mumbai
Moulana Shabbir Nadwi, Muhtamim , Madarsa Islahul Banat , Bangalore

 

JOINT STATEMENT
PROMINENT SOCIO-POLITICAL, CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS APPEAL TO THE PRIME
MINISTER TO PROVIDE AID TO GAZA
DATE: – 15TH JUNE 2021
Several prominent socio-political, cultural and religious leaders in the country appealed,
through a jointly signed letter, to the Prime Minister of India to provide aid to suffering Gaza
people.
The letter appreciated the stand of India at the UN Security Council to stand with Palestine
during the recent Israel violence. The letter highlighted the humanitarian crisis faced by the
Palestine people, especially of Gaza following the eleven-day barrage on Gaza by Israel last
month; and the situation of the suffering people. Need of rehabilitation of thousands who
became homeless overnight and adoption of hundreds of orphans and widows after the cruel
attack too have been underscored in the letter? Rebuilding both private and public
infrastructure, as well is a big challenge, the letter pointed out.
Palestine people alone cannot meet these challenges by their own and they are badly in need
of support from outside-world, both governmental and non-governmental, and hence the
letter appealed to the Prime Minister to
1) Arrange to send substantial amount of money, medicines and equipment to Gaza,
2) Issue an administrative order to facilitate the non-governmental philanthropic
organizations ready to help Gaza to provide all type of aids, and
3) To ensure that all the aids, be it governmental or non-governmental, reach directly to the
people of Gaza.