Indian brand refuses to supply uniforms to Israeli police citing atrocities against Palestinians

08:40 PM | 22 Oct, 2023
Indian brand refuses to supply uniforms to Israeli police citing atrocities against Palestinians

Despite the fact that India has extended its full support to Israel in its ongoing war on Gaza, an Indian clothing brand has refused to bow to the pressure and taken a stand for the Palestinian victims.

Maryan Apparel Private Limited, based in the Kannur district of the southern state of Kerala, is an Indian apparel manufacturer which — since 2015 — supplied tens of thousands of uniforms every year to the Israeli police.

The brand decided not to take any more orders after Israel’s deadly onslaught on civilians in Gaza, and the nerve-wrecking Al-Ahli Al-Arabi Hospital incident in central Gaza was bombed, killing hundreds of people, mostly women, children and the elderly.

The brand this week decided to sever ties with the its loyal customer, saying “killing the innocent common people is the reason". 

“Killing the innocent common people is the reason,” Thomas Olickal, the company’s director, told Arab News.

“The attack on the hospital and killing of 500 innocent people has really disturbed us,” Olickal added. “I am not able to see the disturbing pictures of children and ladies crying in pain and with no medicine and food,” he pointed out.

“All employees wholeheartedly supported me. We have to take a stand when common people are killed ... Financial difficulties are nothing compared with the suffering of innocent people,” Olickal stated.

The writer is a staff member.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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