Group of Shia Clerics Meet JRL, Reaffirm Support

SRINAGAR — A group of Shia Ulema Monday met Joint Resistance Leadership and reiterated what they described as unflinching support for the ongoing struggle for Right to Self Determination.

The group met Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik separately, according to sources.

The group included Moulana Ghulam Ali Gulzar, Moulana Ghulam Hassan Matoo, Moulana Ali Muhammmad Jan, Moulana Hakim Sajad Hussain, Moulana Nazir Ahmed , Moulana Ghulam Mustafa Mir, Moulana Manzoor Ahmed Malik and Moulana Ashiq Hussain Mir.

Mirwaiz who also heads Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) stressed on the need to strengthen Muslim unity.

He asked people of Kashmir, especially the youth, to not get provoked, as there are always some elements present in societies who want to stoke sectarian and communal tensions to create rift between communities for ulterior motives. 

Talking to the group at Mirwaiz Manzil, Rajouri Kadal, Mirwaiz stressed on maintaining sectarian harmony and brotherhood  and denounced recent statements of forces opposed to the unity of Muslims in Kashmir.

Mirwaiz said that such speeches and utterances only create divisions and hatred especially at a time when entire nation is standing in unison and jointly offering priceless sacrifices for the cause of freedom. 

Warning such elements, Mirwaiz said nobody would be allowed to damage the sectarian harmony and religious brotherhood of Kashmir and promised to fight these elements at all levels

Mirwaiz said that Ulema and Imams of Masajid have a great role to play in constructing a better society and to maintain unity they should fulfill that responsibility and lead people towards the realization of Islamic ideals of compassion and tolerance.

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