Chief editor, Rahnuma-e-Deccan, Urdu daily, Syed Vicaruddin Qadri who is the chairman, Indo-Arab League said that the 50 year old organization played a historic role to reinforce bilateral ties between India and Arab countries. While addressing a media conference on October 25 at Media Plus, he said it is the only voluntary body which has been championing the cause of Palestine for five decades and contributing its mite to mobilize national and international opinion in favour of independent Palestine state. Now when Al Fatah and Hamas have shunned their differences and decided to work together, the dream of Palestine would soon be realized, he hoped.
Syed Vicaruddin said Indo-Arab League has been following the policy of Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Jawharlal towards Palestine and said that India is also supporting the cause of Israel. He said Indo-Arab Cultural Centre is under construction in city and the projects of a global university and hospital will be taken up soon. He said in the premises of the cultural centre, land would be given to Palestine for establishing a consulate in Hyderabad. The government of India has been approached in connection with the establishment of the university and the matter was brought to the notice of Arab countries for their counsel and cooperation. There is a positive response from these countries and the project will be taken up soon.
He said that to show solidarity with Palestinian Authority, Indo-Arab League is organizing Indo-Palestine Solidarity Day on October 29 at Hotel Taj Krishna. Ambassadors of Arab countries and other dignitaries along with local leaders will participate in the discussions at the meeting. Throwing light on the achievements of Indo-Arab League, he said Yasar Arafat who mobilized the world opinion in favour of Palestine visited Hyderabad on his invitation besides other foreign dignitaries who visited from time to time and the delegation from the organization also visited Arab countries more than once. Almost all prime ministers of India took part in the programmes conducted by the organization, he said and added no donations were sought from any quarter official or non official for the activities of the league.
Mir Akbar Ali Khan, the vice president elaborated on the details of the university and other projects to be taken up by the Indo-Arab League.