January 2017 News

Some Elements Trying To Fuel Sectarian, Communal Tensions In Kashmir: Hurriyat-M

14 January 2017
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Srinagar: Appealing people to maintain religious harmony and brotherhood, Hurriyat-M Saturday asked them not to fall in the trap of some elements who it said were trying to stoke sectarian and communal tensions in Kashmir by creating a rift between Shias and Sunnis. Denouncing the acts of these 'anti-unity forces in a particular area of Shehar-e-Khas,' A Hurriyat-M statement here today said these acts were harming sectarian and religious brotherhood in Kashmir. It said 'all this is being done at a time when entire Kashmir is standing in unison and people are offering sacrifices for the cause of freedom.' The statement said at this time, certain agencies had become active and were busy devising plans to set Kashmir afire by stoking sectarian and communal tensions. 'For the past several months, Kashmiris have been offering selfless sacrifices of their lives and properties and have shown consistency in resolve while displaying unity toward the resistance movement,' the statement said adding that these 'exemplary sacrifices have once again brought Kashmir issue in the focus at the international level.' The statement said 'this has unnerved the elements working against the interests of the people and the resistance movement, who are now trying to stoke sectarian and communal tensions to create discord between the people and play havoc with the uneasy calm prevalent in Kashmir.' Condemning the actions of the 'anti-resistance movement forces' and anti-social elements 'who are trying to set Kashmir afire,' the statement said nobody would be allowed to damage the sectarian harmony and religious brotherhood. Meanwhile, in a separate statement, Hurriyat-M chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq today expressed grief and sorrow over the sudden demise of Awami Action Committee's provincial president for Jammu and Udhumpur Desh Raj Sharma who due to cardiac arrest in Mumbai yesterday. Mirwaiz said Sharma's death is a big loss to the 'people's movement for right to self-determination' of J&K as late Sharma was a 'strong supporter of this principled stand and played a very active role in promoting and educating people of Jammu and Udhumpur about it.'