Thousands pays tribute to Qassem Soleimani

40th day of martyrdom commemorated in Iran Culture House  

New Delhi, 9 February 2020

A programme on the 40th day of martyrdom of Iranian Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ (IRGC) Qods Force Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes of Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation Forces) held at Iran Culture House, New Delhi. Today thousands of people gathered to pay tribute and remember their great sacrifice for saving the humanity and their fight against global terrorism. 

The Office of the Representative of Supreme Leader of Islamic Republic of Iran, New Delhi, organized this program in which Ayatollah Ali Reza Arafi, head of the Islamic seminary in Qom graced the occasion as special guest. 

Shiekh Taha Shairy started the programme with the recitation of holy Quran. While as prominent poet Raza Sirsivi recited his poem dedicated to Hajj Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes. 

Welcoming to the people and guests, Representative of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, New Delhi, Hojjat al-Islam Mahdi Mahadavipour while expressing his gratitude said, “People across India have expressed solidarity with the people of Iran after the martyrdom of Hajj Qassem Soleimani.”

“The enemy has failed to defeat Iran in last 41 years and now they are bullying again and again so that the defenders of righteousness can be brought down to their knees.”

Prominent Sunni cleric and Friday Imam of Fatehpuri Masjid, New Delhi, Mufti Mukkaram Ahmed in his speech paid rich tribute to Hajj Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes said, “Whole Muslim world has become a mute spectator after the killing of Hajj Soleimani and al-Mohandes perpetrated by the US army in Baghdad.”

Eminent Kuwaiti figure Hajj Mustafa in his speech shared his feelings said that if you become true lover of Imam Hussain then the humanity loves you as well.

 Chief Guest of the programme Ayatollah Ali Reza Arafi have told that Martyr Soleimani has showed exemplary moral and human values in the fight against terrorism. He was a great defence strategist and brave commander who died fighting against stooges of arrogant powers.

Ayatollah Arafi further added that if international laws unable to protect the rights of our nations then certainly resistance forces like Hezbollah and Hamas stands up to protect their legitimate rights. 

 Commenting on the recent US sponsored Deal of the Century he said, “US will not succeed in occupying the holy land of Palestine and ultimately they will have to exit from the region.”

Iranian Ambassador to India, Dr Ali Chegini in his remarks said that Commander Soleimani has never violated any international law. 

He said, “ He used to supervise counter terrorism efforts in Iraq and Syria within the framework of international laws.” 

“On the contrary by killing our Commander US has violated international law”.

Besides these speakers, Maulana Qammar Hasanin and Maulana Mumtaz Ali have also spoken to the gathering.

In the concluding session of the programme a magazine ‘The Leader’ (February issue) was released dedicating to Hajj Qassem Soleimani and other martyrs.