Srinagar- Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) Jammu Kashmir, headed by the incarcerated Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq who continues to be under arbitrary house arrest for the last two-and-a-half years, has expressed grave concern over the deteriorating social situation in J&K, especially in the Valley.
The MMU in a statement said, “Our society as a whole is deteriorating at every level. Rising incidence of misbehaviour, rampant use of drug addiction, rising suicide rate, traumatic events of domestic violence, intolerance among children and youth, and promotion of waywardness are a matter of grave concern for every sensible and conscious citizen.”
Terming the acid attack on a girl at Osmania Colony, Wantpora, Hawal in Srinagar as extremely shameful and unfortunate; the MMU condemned the incident in strong words and demanded that those involved should be immediately brought to book and the culprit(s) should be severely punished.
The occurrence of such incidents in the Muslim-majority region, which is known as the Valley of Saints, calls for introspection for all of us, the MMU said.
The Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema urged the leaders of religious, and educational institutions, scholars, preachers and imams, as well as members of civil society, conscious citizens to call on parents to keep an eye on children and strive for their better upbringing in order to ensure a peaceful social life and a dignified society, besides inculcating Islamic and moral values among the children so that such tragic incidents can be prevented.
The MMU underscored the need for a positive and constructive role at individual levels in bringing out a comprehensive social reform and in this regard, it has urged people to come forward to save Kashmiri society from various social problems.
Kamili visits acid attack survivor at SMHS hospital
The Mission Director, Women Empowerment, Shabnam S Kamili today visited a 24 year old acid attack survivor of Srinagar district at SMHS hospital.
The Mission Director took stock of the facilities available to her at the hospital and assured her family of all possible support from the Government.
She strongly condemned the act of acid throwing and reiterated that such crimes degrade us as humans and society. While talking to the media, she said that this is the second incident in the last six months therefore ringing alarm bells to the society that the inculcation of values with regard to the respect and dignity of women need to be upheld.
The Mission Director was accompanied by District Social Welfare Officer Srinagar and her team from One Stop Centre for Women and Mahila Shakti Kendra.
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