People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 48

December 02, 2012



JKDYF Condemns attack on Gaza


Strongly condemning the Israeli aggression in Gaza Strip, Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Youth Federation (JKDYF) took to streets on November 22 seeking an international inquiry into Israel’s latest action which left over a hundred helpless people including children and women dead in Gaza.


Shouting slogans and raising placards in their hands, hundreds of JKDYF activists assembled at press enclave in Srinagar against Israeli attack in Gaza. Advocate Arshid Hussain Baba, president and Abdul Rashid Yatoo general secretary JKDYF led the protest rally and later tried to march towards Lal Chowk but were stopped by the police.


While addressing the protesting activists, the two youth leaders urged the international community to rise to the occasion and put in efforts to broker a long lasting and durable peace in the region. They also appealed the Indian prime minister to use his good offices to mobilise the world community for cessation of hostilities and ensure no more casualties of innocent and helpless Palestinian people take place in Gaza.


The JKDYF leaders also condemned the role of US in supporting Israel’s crimes in Palestine.  “Three billion dollars annually in US “aid” to Israel is paying for the weapons used to kill Palestinians. Such attacks pose threat to regional peace and stability and it was the responsibility of world community to rise above all their political considerations and ensure a long lasting peace in the region,” JKDYF activists demanded.


The federation condemned police action on its activists and demanded immediate release of its leaders including advocate Baba, Mohd Afzal Parray, Javed Ahmad, Sabzar Ahmad and Fayaz Ahmad Khan.