Srinagar: The National Conference on Tuesday denounced the acts of violence against Kashmiris across the country and urged the people to maintain communal harmony.
“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it devours everything that comes in its way. It is the last refuge of the incompetent. The acts of violence are bound to add to the darkness of a night already devoid of stars. The attack on CRPF men the other day is heart-wrenching but the mob frenzy and the sporadic incidents of intimidation against Kashmiri traders, students across the country is equally reprehensible an act,” said the NC leader Ali Muhammad Sagar while addressing the meet party’s provisional functionaries here, according to the statement.
Sagar said by indulging into arson and letting ourselves get swayed by the obnoxious propaganda, “we are wittingly or unwittingly playing on the tunes of those forces as are inimical to the secular and tolerant visage of the country”.
“I appreciate the efforts of people who came forward for the rescue of stranded Kashmiris across the country. The efforts of Sikh community in lending helping hand to Kashmiris are worth appreciation. Such acts add to the life of a working secular and liberal democracy,” he stated.
The NC leader added: “We here in the party as a part of our response to the exigencies arising after the incidents of violence against Kashmiris have rendered our party resources at the disposal of stranded passengers in Jammu. NC president Farooq Abdullah is personally overseeing the relief operations in Jammu. He is personally supervising the efforts of the party in ensuring the safe transit of stranded Kashmir bound passengers.”
Sagar said that party headquarters has been receiving calls from Kashmiris stranded across the country. “Our people who have come in the line of fire have been making phone calls to us from different parts of the country. The party took no time to come to the rescue of our suffering people. We are continuously receiving phone calls, and our retort of sufferings of Kashmiris across the country is swift” he said, adding, “For past few days we have facilitated the transit of scores of stranded Kashmir bound passengers. Yesterday our party arranged for air travel to four stranded girls from Dehradun to Jammu.”
Sagar while appealing the people across the country to maintain calm said, “The civil society, the business fraternity and the political leadership of the state and country should put in their efforts to ensure that cooler heads prevail.”