SRINAGAR - The Anjuman-e-Sharia Shian (ASS) today termed the statement of JKLF Chairman Yasin Malik as extremely irresponsible and devoid of political maturity.
A spokesman of AAS in a statement said that JKLF Chairman could not opine his views during the seminar organised at Kashmir University to observe the 24th death anniversary of Imam Khomeini (RA) due to shortage of time.
Responding to Malik's charge that he was not allowed to speak at the seminar, the spokesman said that due to paucity of time, many scholars were unable to share their thoughts at the seminar.
It was not only Malik but senior intellectuals and ulemmas like Khurshid Ahmad Qanungo, Dr Yousuf Al-Ummar, Agha Syed Hassan Naqi, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, and Prof Hameeda Nayeem also could not speak on the occasion due to paucity of time, the spokesman said.
He said that it was highly unfortunate that on the pretext of not getting time to speak on the occasion Malik declared himself as the only well wisher of the present movement and painted others as villains.
By doing so, Malik has exhibited political immaturity and such statements smack of hegemony, he added.
Giving more details, the spokesman said that that the university administration had given a deadline to finish the seminar before 2 pm and Malik had arrived at the venue late and it was difficult to allow him to speak.
The spokesman said that Agha Syed Hassan Mosvi and his family have had immense contribution towards religious and political struggle in Kashmir and thus need no certification from others.
The spokesman said if speaking or not speaking in a seminar is the criteria to measure ones commitment to the ongoing struggle, the party can only express concern and regret over this narrow and immature thinking.
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