‘Agencies desperate to flare tensions’
SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday appealed people to maintain brotherhood and harmony saying some elements and agencies are hell bent to tarnish the fabric of unanimity among various sects in state.
In a statement issued here, Geelani said some agencies are trying their hard to flare tensions between various communities and sects and we need to keep close vigil over these agencies. “We will take every possible step to make their sinister designs a failure,” he said.
He said recent people’s uprising has conveyed a strong message to “oppressors and their henchmen” in the state and now they in a bid to avenge people and divert our attentions are trying hard to provoke people against each another.
“We are one and follow same the faith. We are followers of the Prophet Muhamad (SAW) and believe in basics of Islam and the teachings of Holy Qura’n. Being a part of Muslim Ummah, we are obliged to live in peace and harmony and respect the faith and rules laid by different school of thought,” Geelani said.
“We follow Islam and hence little or minor differences are not a matter of concern as it is indication of rational thinking. We must keep the fabric of mutual brotherhood active and compact. The Muslim Ummah is a single body and if a part of a body is upset or wounded, the whole body feels pain and similarly though we differ in some rituals but as a Muslim Ummah we are a single unit and members of the same build.”
Hurriyat (G) chairman said since last few months, people from all shades and corners exhibited unity and conveyed a message that they are one. “This has frustrated the (divisive) elements. We need to keep vigil as we have nourished the freedom movement with sacred blood of our youth,” he said.
Geelani also appealed the resistance leaders and activists to “keep a close vigil over the situation and remain in close contact with responsible and dignitaries of both sects of Sunnis and Shia community”.
“I hope people won’t allow these elements to disturb peace and brotherhood among various communities,” Geelani said.