Asif Iqbal Naik
Imam Jamia Masjid Kishtwar Farooq Ahmed Kichloo and separatist leader Abdul Qayoom Mattoo Friday warned the administration and police of Kishtwar district against the arrest of any person who participated in protest against the use of brutal force on civilians in Kashmir.
While addressing the gathering post Friday prayers, separatist leader Molvi Abdul Qayoom Mattoo said that the use of force against the people of Kashmir “will not determine the will and sprit of the people seeking Right to Self Determination”.
“The present government during elections sought votes on the name of safeguarding the lives and properties of people,” he terming the election merely as “gimmick” of the political parties which are “befooling” the people on the name of solving the Kashmir issue.
He also questioned the silence of Chief Minister Ms Mehbooba Mufti over the way innocent people are being killed while thousands had been injured post Burhan Wani killing.
He said, “people are determined to fight for Self Determination.”
“People of Chenab valley are equal partners in sharing the grief and sorrow of the peoples suffering in Kashmir,” he added asking the government to hold the talks with all stake holders so as to bring peaceful resolution to waxed Kashmir issue.
He said that without solving the Kashmir issue, there will be no peace in the region.
“Muslims are deliberately being targeted,” he and called for an end to atrocities on the Muslim community and termed the religion Islam as religion of peace.
He also asked the people to remain united and do not fall prey to divisive forces who want to weaken the “on-going struggle of freedom”.
He also asked people to follow the decision as and when Majlis-e-Shoora gives any call at any time.
Imam Jamia Masjid Kishtwar Farooq Ahmed Kichloo informed that Kishtwar district has 602 Masjids and said that all of them are connected with the Jamia Masjid Kishtwar.
He said that soon they will call the meeting of all these Imams for drawing a comprehensive plan with regard to welfare of the community.