SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday said that unity is the key to our success and only weapon with which we can triumph over falsehood. He said New Delhi has always been using the slogans of development and economic growth to deny Kashmiris the freedom and right to self-determination.
Addressing people at Masjid Imam-u-Zaman,The bund Srinagar during congregational Friday prayers, Malik asserted that distancing from religion has corrupted our society and put our social fabric in jeopardy.
He stressed upon the need of forging unity among the ranks and files of Muslims and said, “We all believe in one Allah and his last Messenger (SAW), recite one Kalima, pray towards one Kaabah and follow one Quran and hence should stand united in all aspects of life. The enemy wants to divide us in the name of sects and creed and it is the duty of Ulema and Imams to forge and strengthen unity among our ranks.”
Referring to recent statement of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi during his Kashmir visit in which he talked about development and peace, JKLF chairman said, “Every occupational power talks about peace, progress and development of the occupied land and lures oppressed people with the slogans of development, government jobs, quality life and other materialistic things like these.”
He said that without the resolution of Jammu Kashmir dispute, talks of peace, stability, progress and development are and will remain a distant dream. “Kashmir issue is a reality and no camouflaging or luring can deny or ridicule this reality. Therefore it is necessary to accept this reality and resolve the dispute,” he said.
Taking a dig on capitalism, Malik said it has ruined the very basis of our society. “Today we all have turned so worldly that morality and ethics are of no value for us. Our ulema, religious scholars, imams and social leaders need to sit together and deliberate upon this situation and work for the betterment of our society on priority basis,” he said and stressed upon the importance of Zaka’at (charity).