Our saints showed us path of struggle, tolerance: JKLF

Srinagar: “Our peers, saints, spiritual leaders showed us the way of wisdom, tolerance, struggle and steadfastness. We have forgotten the teachings of these spiritual leaders and because of that are suffering in our daily lives.” This was stated by the chairman JKLF Mohammad Yasin Malik while addressing a gathering at Khankah-e-Mau’la shrine today.

A spokesman of the Front said that like previous years, Malik visited the khankah to pay homage and expresses his gratitude towards the great Peer who actually taught Kashmiris the way of living with dignity and pride.

In his speech Malik said Hazrat Shah-I-Hamdan Ameer-I-Kabir (RAH), not only led Kashmiris on the religious and spiritual front but gave them much needed economic freedom. “It was this great thinker and spiritual leader who besides providing us the much needed religious and spiritual teachings also taught us various trades and crafts. He led us to a stable economy and self sufficiency.”

Malik regretted that Kashmiris have  ignored the teachings of our great spiritual leaders and are today facing a miserable life. “He said that we have lost the economic freedom granted by this spiritual peer and our youth are today after government jobs.”

Malik also appealed for religious tolerance and Maslaki brotherhood among Muslims and said that promoting mutual brotherhood is the only solution that can eradicate our miseries.  Malik said that our spiritual leaders taught us brotherhood and love and never indulged in any kind of sectarian disputes and we who believe in these leaders should also show restraint and tolerance.

“Malik said that we should restore and save our brotherhood and defeat all those forces who want to divide us in the name of sects and casts. Malik said that in this era of globalization we will have to take keen interest in safeguarding our young generation who are on the verge of disaster today.  For achieving this goal we will have to first eradicate the menace of sectarian divide from our rows,” said the Front spokesman.

Malik said that the people of Jammu Kashmir are fighting a war of their future and welfare. Our struggle for freedom is actually based on truth and justice and we have been shown and taught this way of continues struggle by spiritual leaders like Ameer-I-Kabir. Yasin said that this Khankah where today we stand in fond memory of our great Peer has always provided the freedom struggle of Kashmiri’s a center and stage.

“This sacred place has always been a centre of truth and justice and will always remain so. Malik said that the Jammu Kashmir issue is a living reality and ignoring it is like ignoring light. this issue is not a border dispute but the issue of future of millions of Kashmiris. Malik said that if India, Pakistan and the world want to promote peace, stability, property, tolerance and brotherhood in this region, they all will have to accept the owner status of Kashmiris and include them in negotiations as the prime party to the dispute and solve this issue in accordance with the sacrifices, aspirations and struggle of Kashmiris,” reads the front statement.

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