Separatists, UJC call shutdown
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, June 25: Various political, social and religious organizations have expressed deep shock and sorrow over the fire that broke out at the historical shrine of Hazrat Peer Dastgeer Sahab (RA) at Khanyar here on Monday gutting it completely.
Expressing shock over, what it said, the mysterious fire, the Hurriyat Conference (G) demanded impartial probe into the incident and called for complete shutdown on June 26, Tuesday.
In a statement a spokesman of the Hurriyat (G) cautioned the people against rumours, urging them to maintain unity among themselves to foil the “evil designs of enemy.”
Meanwhile, Hurriyat (G), at a meting of its advisory council meeting held here today with Syed Ali Shah Geelani, termed the incident an unbearable loss to the Muslims of Kashmir.
Expressing profound grief and sorrow over the incident, the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik termed it “our national loss and tragedy.”
“This tragic incident has pierced out hearts and caused us deep grief and sorrow,” said Malik, in a statement today, calling for complete shutdown on June 26, Tuesday. He has appealed to the people to maintain unity in their ranks to scuttle the nefarious designs of divisive and mischievous elements.
Expressing deep anguish over the incident, the Hurriyat Conference (M) termed it deep root conspiracy against the Muslims of Kashmir.
“The conspiracy is aimed at offending the religious sentiments of Muslims and damaging the ongoing peaceful freedom movement,” said a spokesman of the amalgam, calling for complete shutdown on June 26, Tuesday, and demanding an impartial probe into the incident.
Meanwhile, the Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and senior leaders: Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Muhammad Yousuf Naqash have expressed deep shock and anguish over the incident, demanding an impartial probe into the incident. They urged the people to maintain unity and brotherhood among themselves and exercise utmost restraint among themselves.
Expressing deep shock and sorrow over the incident, Mutfi Azam Bashir Din accused the government of failing to protect the shrine and called for strike on Tuesday.
Grand Mufti’s son and spokesman Mufti Nasir Ul Islam said, “This is very unfortunate that the government has failed to protect the shrine.” Suspecting it to be “handiwork some elements”, Islam said the government was knowing who the accused were. “We want that the government should get the matter probed and reveal truth in a time bound manner,” he added.
The United Jihad Council, at an emergency meeting held today with its chairman Syed Salahuddin in chair, expressed deep shock and over sorrow over the incident, terming it the second biggest conspiracy by the government and agencies after the theft of holy relic at Hazratbal. The council has called for complete shutdown on June 26, Tuesday, against the incident.
In a statement, the UJC spokesman Syed Sadaqat Hussain appealed to all the leaders and Ulema of different schools of thought to fight the conspiracy together and expose the culprits involved in this heinous act.
Muthaida Majlis-e-Ulema, an amalgam of various religious organizations, has asked people to observe shutdown on Tuesday to mourn the gutting of Dastgeer Sahib Shrine at Khanyar in old city.
A spokesman of MMU said that Ulema have expressed grief and sorrow over the gutting of 200-year old shrine. “We demand that an impartial probe should be ordered into the gutting of the shrine and investigation report should be made public within a week,” the spokesman quoted Ulema as having said.
The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (R) chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bita Karatey while expressing shock over the incident, terming it a tragedy. He prayed for speedy recovery of those who were injured in the incident.
The Democratic Political Movement chairman Firdous Ahmad Shah expressed shock over the incident, demanding an impartial probe into it.
Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement chairman Zaffar Akbar Bhat, while expressing anguish over the incident, termed it great a national tragedy and demanded a probe into it at international level. He has appealed people to demonstrate patience and maintain unity among their ranks.
Zaffar extended full support to the shutdown call given and demanded an impartial probe.
Expressing deep sorrow over the incident, the Peoples political Party chairman Er Hilal Ahmad War demanded a thorough probe into it by prominent non-governmental personalities. He said the incident had offended the religious sentiments of Muslims in Kashmir.
The Democratic Liberation Party chairman Hashim Qureshi has expressed outrage over the incident, demanding impartial probe into it. “The incident has offended the sentiment of devotees,” he said.
Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has called for Kashmir Bandh on Tuesday.
In its General Council meeting convened at Sadder Court Complex here today which was presided over by the Bar president, Mian Abdul Qayoom , shock was expressed on the burning of the historic shrine.
“It was unanimously decided to call for one day Jammu Kashmir Bandh on June 26 to express grief and register protest against the failure of the government to protect the historic centre of religious importance and cultural heritage” a spokesman of the HCBA said.
The HCBA has appealed all political, religious, social, trade and transport organizations to support the strike call to express solidarity and unity on this spiritually and religiously sensitive issue. “The general public has been requested to maintain communal harmony,” he added.
He said nothing can be said about the cause of fire, but it is prima-facie certain that the WAKF Board Authorities and the Muslim Auqaf Trust who are managing the affairs of the shrines have failed to protect the historic shrine.
In the meeting it was observed that the WAKF Board and Muslim Auqaf Trust authorities should immediately resign for their failures.
President of Anjuman Sharie Shiyaan and senior Hurriyat Leader, Agha Syed Hassan Mustafa Al Mousvi al Safvi has condemned the gutting of Holy shrine of Dastageer Sahab (RA) and has demanded impartial probe in the incident.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League Muhammad Farooq Rehmani demanded an impartial probe into the gutting of the Dastgeer Sahib (RA) shrine and urged people to remain calm.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 25 Jun 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 25 Jun 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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