APHC –Pak urges people to maintain religious harmony

Greater Kashmir

Islamabad, Jan 21: The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Pakistan chapter has appealed the people of Jammu and Kashmir to stand untied so as to foil the nefarious designs of those elements who were hell bent on disrupting harmony in the state.
 Voicing its serious concern over the incidents that took place in the capital city Srinagar and Budgam on the occasion of Muahar-ul-Haram, the APHC leaders said that it was a deep rooted conspiracy of the anti-movement elements, aimed at creating sectarian dissonance in the state thereby giving it a communal colour.
 During an extraordinary meeting held at the amalgam’s office in Islamabad Monday the Kashmiri leaders urged the people to forge unity within their ranks and not to fall prey to enemies of the nation.
 Talking to Greater Kashmir, the APHC spokesman, Altaf Wani said that the participants of the meeting applauded the unity efforts of the liberation leaders and urged the other pro-freedom leaders including the JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik to join Hurriyat.
 He said that the alliance has also decided to hold a protest demonstration in front of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad on 26th of January to seek world attention towards the unresolved Kashmir dispute.
 Meanwhile, in a separate statement, DFP vice president Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, JKLF leader Rafique Dar, JKPL leader, Sheikh Yaqoob, JKSM leader Tufail Altaf Butt, Faiz Naqashbandi, Hassan-al-Bana, Saleem Haroon, Sheikh Mateen and Ejaz Rehmani have also expressed their concern over the unfortunate incidents that occurred in Srinagar and its suburbs on Sunday.
 Terming such incidents as a conspiracy against the peace loving society of Kashmir, they said that the incidents were highly condemnable and the perpetrators whosoever are the enemies of Kashmir ‘s. “They said that nobody would be allowed to disturb and harm the exemplary harmony in our motherland”, the statement said.
 Urging the people to demonstrate unity and brotherhood, they appealed the religious scholars of all the sects to come forward and play their effective role to maintain peace and harmony among the masses.
 While paying the glowing tributes to the martyrs of Karbala, these leaders expressed their anger over the ban of Muharam processions in Srinagar and termed it as interference in to the religious affairs of Kashmiri Muslims. They also condemned the baton-charge and smoke shells used against the mourners.