Geelani talks about Kashmir, Islam
At interfaith conference
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Feb 21: At the interfaith conference in Jamia Milla Islamia University in New Delhi, senior separatist leader and the Hurriyat Conference (G), Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani talked about Islam, Kashmir and Muslim Ummah.
Geelani in his address talked about the concept of justice in Islam. “Such concept doesn’t exist in any other faith or ideology,” he said.
The aged leader while addressing the conference said Islam was complete way of life and it has guidance for all humanity.
Geelani said the conferences of this nature were being organized to present uniformity of all religions. He said Islam has provided guidance to all human beings.
He said as human beings when we accept the authority of Almighty God and believe that he has provided guidance then we should have no hesitation in accepting Islam as only way of life.
Geelani, however insisted that Islam doesn’t believe in forcible conversions. He said Islam talks about justice irrespective of religion and regional identity. The concept of justice, the aged leader said, was unique in Islam and it has no parallel in any other religions. He said justice has been over the years trampled by powerful and imperialistic powers.
The imperialistic forces have denied justice to the less powerful countries and communities, Geelani said.
He cited the example of Palestine, Afghanistan, Vietnam and Kashmir. He said the powerful nations have not denied the rights to the people they have also brazenly violated human rights of less powerful. He said Islam in contrast talks about justice for all. He said imperialistic powers were frightened with the concept of justice as envisaged in Islam.
Coming to Kashmir, Geelani said those who talk about Kashmir and who represent real sentiments of people of Jammu and Kashmir were not allowed to talk in Kashmir and outside Kashmir. Geelani, however portrayed pain and suffering of people of Kashmir in Mir Taqi Mir’s couplet by making slight changes in it. He said, “I belong to that place (Kashmir) which “has been ravaged by the Indian state and its troops.”
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