By Muslim Mirror News,
New Delhi: All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the apex body of Indian Muslim organisations, appealed today to the combatants in northern Iraq to release the Indian workers said to have been taken hostage there. President of AIMMM, Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan said here that these ordinary workers have nothing to do with the conflict in Iraq and that they had gone there only seeking livelihood in a legal and honourable way.
Dr Khan appealed to the forces keeping these Indians in their custody to allow them to leave Iraq at the earliest. Dr Khan added that India has been traditionally a friend of the Iraqi people and it is not taking sides in the current strife in that country. Dr Khan said releasing these Indians at the earliest will send a good message to the whole world about Iraq and its people, and will create goodwill for them.
Dr Khan said that all Indian Islamic organisations support this appeal and hope that it will be favourably received at the earliest.