August 23, 2015

Aligarh Historians Society Condemns Killing of Syrian Archaeologist

THE Aligarh Historians Society joins archaeologists and historians all over the world in denouncing as a most barbarous crime the gruesome murder of the eminent Syrian archaeologist, Khaled al-Asaad, an expert on Palmyra, one of the great World Heritage sites. The Society hopes that the perpetrators of the crime, belonging to the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (DAISH) one day be brought to justice, along with those who have directed or colluded with them. Civilised people, irrespective of country or religion, must unite in their support for all political and military measures designed to achieve this end, especially those being made by the government of Syria and Iraq. The signatories to the statement were Professor Irfan Habib, Professor I A Khan, Professor Shireen Moosvi, Professor Ishrat Alam and Dr Rakesh Batbayal