Don’t play politics on shrines: Mirwaiz tells GoI
‘We’ll Rebuild The Structure On Our Own’
Srinagar, June 30: Taking Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram head on for lending help in the construction of gutted Dastgeer Sahab shrine, Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Saturday said that people of Kashmir have enough magnanimity to re-build the shrine without taking aid from the outside.
“Indian Government should stay away from playing politics over the shrine incident as Kashmiri people have enough courage, strength and magnanimity to re-build the shrine without taking aid from the outside,” Mirwaiz said while paying visit to the shrine of Peer Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) at Khanyar soon after the authorities lifted the siege of his house.
While addressing a gathering of mourners near the shrine, Mirwaiz said the shrine burning incident was highly regrettable and heart wrenching. “It is a personal loss to me and my nation. I have no words to explain how much distressful it is to see the burnt remains of the once magnificent historical structure of the revered shrine.”
“People showed tolerance, responsibility and courage in the aftermath of shrine inferno incident,” he said.
Mirwaiz also reiterated that only an independent and impartial probe headed by Sajad Nasheen would bring the real facts regarding the mysterious incident before the people.
“Hurriyat does not want to play politics on the sacred shrine incident since it is a religious issue covering the broader collective identity of Kashmiris. Hence a probe committee should be formed and headed by Sajada Nasheen which should include members from civil society and noted ulema.”
The Hurriyat chairman also appealed people to ‘remain united in these testing times and foil the nefarious designs of miscreants who are hell bent to break the social fabric of Jammu and Kashmir’.
“We should remain united in this sensitive time. Residents should remain alert and maintain brotherhood and mutual bonhomie to foil the plans of those miscreants who want to divide people by hook or crook.”
Meanwhile the APHC chairman strongly condemned the alleged harassment of Kashmiri students studying at Swami Devi Dyal College of Engineering in Haryana. “It is the responsibility of the government to ensure the security of Kashmiris studying outside.”
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