Strong bond between Kashmir and Tajikistan: Ambassador

Greater Kashmir

Islamic Conference Organised In Srinagar

Srinagar, Apr 24: The Tajikistan ambassador to India, Saidov Saidbeg Boykhonovich, Sunday said that their country shares strong bond with Kashmir over the centuries.
 Talking to the media persons on the sidelines of ‘Global Islamic Dawaati Sunnah Conference’ organized by Karwani-Islami at SK Park here, Saidbeg said that Kashmiris are their brethren and are most welcome to visit the shrine of Shah Hamdan (RA).
 Thousands of people from different parts of the Valley and religious scholars from across the globe participated in the day-long religious conference.
 Evading answer to the query about the stand of Tajikistan on the Kashmir issue, the envoy however said that they share good relations with both India and Pakistan.
 “We have open door policy for neighbours and we want friendship with every country in the world. Our president one week ago said in parliament that we have good relations with Afghanistan, India, Iran and Pakistan,” he said.
 The Tajik envoy further said that their country has more than 40 bilateral agreements with India on economy, trade, tourism, culture and other subjects.
 “Kashmiris were awakened and educated by Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (RA). Due to his preaching, there was an improvement in the education, culture and religion here,” he said.
 The envoy during his address at the conference used Persian poetry to point out the long relationship between Tajikis and Kashmiris.
 Speaking at the conference, chairman Karwani-Islami Jammu and Kashmir, Moulana Ghulam Rasool Hami said that Shiekh-ul-Alam (RA) University would be set up in Ganderbal.
 “We would set up chain of Darsgahs, schools and colleges across the Valley for strengthening the belief. We would safeguard our shrines,” he said, adding that they would again make Kashmir a Pirvaer (abode of saints).
 Among others, Sheikh Tajjudin Alzahri (Egypt), Sheikh Abdul Gaffor Alibrahim (Egypt), Shiekh Hamiddudin Alyemeni Almakki, Sajjada-Nashin Ajmer Sharif Ghulam Kabriya Chesti and different religious leaders of the Valley participated in the conference.