Call off protests, give police a chance: Shia-Suni Coordination Committee to people

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Srinagar

Members of Shia-Sunni Coordination Committee (SSCC) Tuesday held a crucial meeting to discuss and deliberate upon the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on May 8.

Shia-Sunni Coordination Committee (SSCC)

The amalgam made a collective appeal to the people of Kashmir to put an end to protests and give police a chance to probe the incident transparently so that guilty is given exemplary punishment.

The meeting was held at the official residence of ItehadulMuslimeen head Moulana Masroor Abbas Ansari in Srinagar in which dozens of Ulema, civil society activists, traders and religious leaders participated.

The Coordination Committee is headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, but he couldn’t attend the meet given his ill health for the past over a week.

The meeting passed a five-point resolution that called for an immediate end to protests being held in Kashmir and the strike or shutdown observed anywhere stating that let protests be put on hold till police completes its probe.

“We urge people of Kashmir to call off the protests and to wait till police completes its investigations into the gruesome incident that has left Kashmir in a deep shock and pain,” the resolution reads.

The resolution also emphasized that the administration must conduct the probe on fast-track basis so that the guilty whosoever it may be is brought to book without any delay. “We will wait and see how administration goes about the investigations. Any sort of lazy approach will be reacted sharply,” it reads.

The Coordination Committee appealed the people of Kashmir to remain patient and to maintain calm. “We urge state administration to conduct the probe into the brutal rape of three-year-old on fast track basis and to ensure exemplary punishment is given to the culprit involved in the crime,” the resolution states.

The resolution reads that the alleged rape of three-year-old was a shocker for entire society of Kashmir and not just for any particular group or a community.

The members of SSCC expressed sympathy and solidarity with the victim’s family and prayed for her speedy recovery, the resolution reads.

Those who participated in the meeting include Karwan-e-Islami patron Moulana Ghulam Rasool Hami, Kashmir’s grand mufti, Nasir-ul-Islam, Perawan-e-Vilayat head MoulanaSibt Muhammad Shabir Kami, Mujama Islami Kashmir Ghulam Muhammad Gulzar, representative of Anjuman-e-Share Shian Aga Syed Yousuf Rizvi, Awami Action Committee and others.

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