Srinagar: The Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) chairman Muhammad Yasin Khan on Thursday condemned the banning of Islamic channels in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to a statement issued here, Khan said that “the act of ban was aimed at demeaning Islam, which is actually a religion of peace”.
“The government decision has hurt religious sentiments of the people of the state,” he said.
“The word from the religion of peace will only be stopped by those don’t want peace. But let these warmongers and communal bigots know that Islam is religion of peace and will be continue to be the same despite such communal onslaughts,” Khan said.
He said by banning the Islamic channels the government has sent a wrong signal to the world community. “On one hand the government of India claims to be improving ties with the Islamic countries whereas the religious channels aired by same nations have been banned,” he said.
“One wonders what kind of threat was possible from channels which propagate peace and universal brotherhood,” he said.
Khan said the ban was not a simple issue of censorship but curbing religious rights of the people under s sinister design.