SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, on Saturday urged the Muslims leaders in India not to remain silent over the “injustices done to the people of Kashmir”.
In his meeting with the leaders in New Delhi, he, according to a statement issued here, said Kashmir’s resistance movement has no links with Islamic State or Al Qaeda and those trying to prove otherwise “are defaming our just struggle’.
“Kashmir is a political issue and we demand a political and peaceful solution in accordance with the aspiration of its people. The people of Kashmir support meaningful engagement between India and Pakistan,” he told the leaders.
Among others, imam of New Delhi’s Jamia Masjid Moulana Syed Ahmad Bukhari, and Jamiat Ulema Hind president Moulana Mahmood Ahmad Madani were among the leaders who met Mirwaiz.
“The comparison drawn between the struggle of the Kashmiris with extremism and terrorism is unfortunate and unacceptable. Kashmiris’ struggle is peaceful and political, based on principle of truth and justice. It has no link with Daesh (ISIS) or Al Qaeda,” Mirwaiz said.
Mirwaiz said Islam and terrorism were two opposite poles, with the former was meant for the welfare of the entire humanity.
“Some people and groups, who are promoting terrorism in the name of Islam, have no concern with it. These people are just maligning the great religion at the behest of anti-Islamic forces.”
Hurriyat (M) chairman also demanded an immediate end to what he termed as “targeting of a particular community in India which includes arrests, detentions, harassments and political victimization”.
“This was not only undemocratic but also against all principles of humanity and justice,” he said.