Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
Those nations that have lost their sovereignty and freedoms to foreign colonialist powers have undergone similar tyranny, oppression and other inhuman problems have similar mindsets, though they do not communicate with each other or organize joint actions to fight the occupation powers out of their nations.
Palestinians and Kashmiris have undergone similar fare though Palestinians suffered much more than Kashmiris. The foreign governments that occupy these nations deliberately call the freedom fighters as “separatists”. They only seek to get back sovereignty from the foreign yokes.
However, Palestine is nearing full independence from Israeli fascists. Having obtained defacto sovereignty and UN membership, Palestinians are now seeking to get full sovereignty and full UN membership so that Israeli terrorists could be kicked out of their lands.
Meanwhile, Trump who completing his first year in the office of White House has decided to give Jerusalem to Israel as a new gift for its crimes against humanity. He said Jerusalem would be the new capital of Israel and he would shift the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This American madness annoyed entire world, beyond Islamic nations.
Both Trump and Netanyahu stand isolated globally.
Separatists as well as mainstream politicians here welcomed the resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Jerusalem that called upon United States to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. A resolution, December 21, was adopted by a recorded vote of 128 in favour to nine against, with 35 abstentions.
Kashmiris are very glad that the UN has rejected the Resolution of Trump-Netanyahu plan for Jerusalem. They have expressed happiness and India also supported the Palestine cause this time. Both pro-India and pro-Pakistan leaders as well as neutral Kashmirs also praised India’s positive gesture. India for the first time in recent history became a friend of humanity. Kashmiris affected by India military attacks and genocides in Kashmiris wonder if India is fast changing its overall policy at all. They even wonder if India would soon surrender sovereignty to Kashmiris for peace in the region
But that is perhaps not so near…..
JK Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, December 22, said that she was proud of India’s decision to vote in the UNGA. “Very proud to see that India joined over 100 countries at the UN to vote against recognizing Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel. This vote further reaffirms our stand and support to Palestine,” she said in a statement on Twitter. Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, December 22, wrote on Twitter, “Well done MEA for not taking the easy/safe option of abstaining like the 35 others.
On December 22, National Conference president and Member of Parliament, Dr Farooq Abdullah said “I thank all countries that voted to support the resolution. The move to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by the United States was an arbitrary, unjust and baseless move that defied history and tenets of justice.” India, by voting in support of the resolution along with other countries, has upheld its considered and principled stand on Palestine. No such steps should be allowed that would hamper peace and stability in the Middle East and deprive the people of Palestine of their rights. “India has traditionally and consistently considered East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine and India’s support to the UNGA resolution re-affirms that stand and commitment.”
Donald Trump’s threat backfired spectacularly. Entire humanity wishes him and Netanyahu permanent hell. Israel keeps killing Palestinians, including their children. UNSC has no word of sympathy for the fate of Palestinians and the future of their children.
The majority vote in UNGA has proved that USA President Donald Trump’s decision was unjust and discriminatory. “The majority vote in UNGA against him has left Trump isolated and vindicated the just cause of Palestinians,” said Mirwaiz in a statement here on December 23.
Welcoming the world body’s move to denounce the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, senior separatist and president Anjuman Shar-ee Shian Aga Syed Hasan the resolution as “encouraging” and described it as a moral victory of Palestinian people and “a setback to the American imperialism and hegemony in the world and also extension of its support to ruthless Israel by ordering the shifting of its embassy from Tal-Aviv to Jerusalem.” The resolution showed how international community was committed to the cause of Palestine.
Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA), in a statement here December 22 described the resolution as a moral victory of Palestinian people and a setback to the American imperialism and hegemony in the world. “HCBA welcomes the backing of the resolution, calling USA to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, by 128 countries of the world, at the UNGA despite the threatening given by USA President Donald Trump to cut off financial aid to countries which may vote in favour of the resolution.”The Bar Association further observed that ‘if America has any respect for the world opinion, it should, immediately drop its idea of shifting its embassy from Tal-Aviv to Jerusalem and not to endanger the world peace by sticking to its immoral and illegal decision.”
Details of UN vote
The United Nations General Assembly has voted by a huge majority to declare a unilateral US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null and void”.
At an emergency session of the General Assembly on Thursday, 128 countries voted in favour of a resolution rejecting US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision on December 6.
Nine countries voted against, while 35 abstained.
Trump had earlier threatened to cut aid to UN members who would vote against his decision.
Here is a country breakdown of the General Assembly vote:
1. Member states that voted for the resolution
A: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan
B: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi
C: Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica
E: Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia
F: Finland, France
G: Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guinea, Guyana
I: Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy
J: Japan, Jordan
K: Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan
L: Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg
M:Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique
N: Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway
P: Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Portugal
R: Republic of Korea (South Korea), Russia
S: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria
T: Tajikistan, Thailand, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tunisia, Turkey
U: United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
V: Venezuela, Vietnam
2. Against the resolution
M: Marshall Islands, Micronesia
U: United States
A: Antigua-Barbuda, Argentina, Australia
B: Bahamas, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina
C: Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic
D: Dominican Republic
E: Equatorial Guinea
H: Haiti, Hungary
L: Latvia, Lesotho
M: Malawi, Mexico
P: Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland
R: Romania, Rwanda
S: Solomon Islands, South Sudan
T: Trinidad-Tobago, Tuvalu
Interestingly, none of the allies of USA and Israel voted against the resolution meant to support Palestine and those 6 nations are tiny and weak ones that get aid from USA and cheap terror good from Israel. Obviously, Trump and Netanyahu had coerced them to vote for Trump and against the Palestine resolution.
The vote outcomes reveals the fact that Israel is hated by the world and so is its Zionist ally Trump.