Says ‘integrated approach’ need to end tense situation across world
SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday extended greetings to the Muslim world and people of Jammu Kashmir ahead of the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, wishing all “peace, well-being, prosperity and respite from bloodshed”.
In a statement, Geelani while referring to issues of Kashmir and Palestine said there should be an “integrated approach” to end current tense and difficult situation across the world.
Geelani said the increasing interest of new generation in economic and political fields is a welcome step and joint steps and sophisticated institutions are needed to provide them guidance within the ambit of Islamic jurisprudence and its teachings to prevent them from “going off track”.
The Hurriyat chairman expressed his deep concern over the continuous bloodshed and “brutalities” carried out by “imperialistic and colonial forces” in Kashmir, Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, saying that in Islam, killing an innocent is killing of humanity.
“Islam does not allow any innocent killing. The fair system of Islam strongly emphasises (on) the protection and respect of people belonging to minorities, other religion(s) and faith,” he said.
Geelani expressed hope that Hajj pilgrims during their prayers in the holy city of Makkah will seek blessings from Almighty Allah for integrity, strengthening the brotherhood bonds, well-being, amity, tranquillity and over all prosperity of the Muslim Ummah.
Meanwhile, a Hurriyat spokesperson criticised authorities for their “rude and heartless approach” against civilians in south Kashmir’s Shopian and Pulwama districts and said government forces are “unnecessarily harassing and intimidating civilians on one pretext or other”.
“Forces are subjecting civilians to worst treatment and their fundamental rights are being disregarded and trampled. All these state sponsored tactics and coercive measures won’t deter us from pursuing our mission,” he said.
“It is worst human rights violation and people are subjected to humiliation, and forces, police and other agencies feel free and (are) unaccountable for their misdeeds,” he said.