Indian Moslems Ask Independent Government, Withdrawal of Balfour Pledge, Mandate

Withdrawal of the Balfour Declaration, the termination of the Palestine Mandate and the establishment of a free and independent government composed exclusively of “original Palestine inhabitants” in accordance with the principles of self-determination and free from mandatory control were among the demands made in resolutions adopted at the All-India Moslem Conference for Palestine held in Bombay, according to reports in the “Times,” “Telegraph” and “Post.”

The conference also called for the enactment of a land alienation act to prevent the land passing out of the hands of the “original inhabitants of Palestine.” Pointing out that “the Moslem world cannot tolerate any changes in the status quo of the Holy Places,” the conference went on record as considering the appointment of the international Wailing Wall Commission as “wholly unnecessary and dangerous.”

Action looking to the appointment of a pro-Islamic propaganda committee in Moslem countries was adopted. The conference also declared that “although the Commission inquiring into the disturbances had not possessed the confidence of the Moslem world, yet it had admitted that the principal cause of the disturbances was the deliberate provocation of the Arabs by the Jews by insulting their (the Arab’) religion.” Therefore, the conference demands the release of all the Arabs convicted after the riots.

All Moslems in India will celebrate Palestine Day, May 16, with special meetings in Burma and Ceylon and an Indian Moslem deputation will be sent to Europe on behalf of the Palestine Arabs.

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