Amar Singh Club, KGC Dens of Evil: Mirwaiz

Stop promoting liquor, waywardness in Clubs across Kashmir ‘

SRINAGAR: Expressing serious concern over what he called the growing immorality, liquor consumption, drug addiction, conversion and waywardness, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Wednesday termed the increasing social evils in Muslim majority Kashmir as a matter of great concern.

Addressing a conference on the life of Prophet Mohammad (SAW), here at Mirwaiz Manzil, he accused the state government, particularly police, for acting as a mute spectator to the growing menace of social evils in the Valley.

He said: “Efforts were on to make liquor, which has been called as mother of all evils, a part of Kashmiri culture. Under the garb of promoting tourism in Kashmir, the vested interests are promoting a culture which is not a part of our ethos and is totally unacceptable to Kashmiris,” Mirwaiz observed, adding that the cold shoulder approach of police to address this problem is further facilitating the social evils in the Valley.

He also alleged that state government was promoting liquor and immoral culture at tourist destinations besides clubs that run in the Valley. “Like in Kashmir Golf Club,  Amar Singh Club and other such clubs besides tourist destinations, government patronizes liquor consumption and besides facilitating waywardness,” Mirwaiz observed.  

“Similarly drugs and other narcotics are being made easily available to the youth. Young boys and girls are allowed and encouraged to indulge in immoral activities at gardens and parks. All this is being done to make our society hollow and so that we lose our morals, values and traditions,” he added.  

He also expressed concern over what he called the lack of interest to adopt and inculcate the religious obligations within the community. “We have suffered a lot during over two decades old conflict and instead of following the religious obligations and moral values strictly, our community seems going far from the values it inherited from its religion.”

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