JKLF Passes Resolution Against People Involved In Shrine Attack

JKLF Passes Resolution Against People Involved In Shrine Attack

5 August 2012
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Srinagar: In the wake of recent incidents of shrine burning, Muslim scholars under the banner of pro-independence Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Sunday passed a resolution-cum-fatwa against persons involved in attacks on shrines and mosques and said, 'Those who are involved in such activities are not Muslims. Persons involved in shrine burning are not Muslims,' read the resolution issued at the conclusion of the seminar. Scholars of all schools of thought attended the seminar. On June 25 a blaze in a historic Sufi shrine in Khanyar triggered widespread anger and protests in Kashmir. The 200-year-old shrine, a classic of Kashmir architecture, caught fire and was damaged. Later a 600-year-old shrine of a local saint, Baba Hanief-ud-Din, was destroyed in a mysterious fire in Budgam's Rathsun village triggering protests and demonstration in the Valley. 'The ulema (Muslim scholars) decided they would expose people involved in conspiracy,' the resolution read. They decided that no Muslim scholar would use the pulpit of mosque or of shrine to speak against any other belief or religious thought. 'They (Muslim scholars) would sit together and evolve a common programme to tackle the issue of religious sectarianism,' the resolution said. Muslim scholars who addressed the seminar said that the state government and other agencies tried several conspiracies in the past to divide Kashmiri Muslims. 'But they miserably failed. Now they are trying to create sectarian division to create havoc in Kashmir which we will not allow to succeed,' these scholars said. They took the vow not to use pulpits of mosques or shrines to speak against each other's religious beliefs and thoughts.