#Day49: People Told To Avoid Sectarianism, Friday Prayers Offered Together

Aakash Hassan

ISLAMABAD

Abdul Rashid Dawoodi leading protests in Kabamarg in Islamabad on Friday. (KL Image: Shah Hilal)
Abdul Rashid Dawoodi leading protests in Kabamarg in Islamabad on Friday. (KL Image: Shah Hilal)

Hundreds of faithful of different sects on Friday offered congregational Friday prayers together in South Kashmir’s Islamabad district.

Led by led Abdul Rashid Dawoodi of Saut-ul-Awliya, the mandatory Friday congregational prayers were offered at Kabamarg in Islamabad district.

Faithful from Ahl-e-Hadith, Jama’at-e-Islami, Barailwi and other sects vowed to “stay unified” in this “resistance movement”.

“World and United Nations acknowledge that no human being can be slaved or dictated on by any force. Then where is their conscience on the issue of Kashmir,” Dawoodi said on the occasion.

A view of curfew in Qazigund town on Friday. (KL Image: Shah Hilal)
A view of curfew in Qazigund town on Friday. (KL Image: Shah Hilal)

While referring to the statement of CM Ms Mehbooba Mufti, he said, “if only 5% people are with the resistance moment what she is afraid of to conduct plebiscite here?”

Ridiculing the joint press conference Home Minister and CM, he said, “our struggle is not against pellet guns or unemployment issue, and this moment is for our right to freedom and Right of Self Determination.”

Requesting people to stay firm and “continue the struggle peacefully till the resolution of the issue”.

Dawoodi also condemned the clampdown on the resistance and religious leaders by the forces, saying, “number of people from our organization have also been arrested.”

Curfewed Islamabad on August 26, 2016. (KL Image: Shah Hilal)
Curfewed Islamabad on August 26, 2016. (KL Image: Shah Hilal)

He demanded immediate release of all the leaders including, Mirwaiz South Kashmir, Qazi Yasir, who is under detention since the death of Burhan Wani.

Meanwhile, a unification rally was also held by Millat-e-Ittihaad, in Dehruna area of Islamabad, in which thousands of people participated.

Speakers from different, resistance and religious organizations addressed people and amid pro-freedom slogans vowed to continue the “freedom struggle against the oppression”.

This type of rallies is a daily affair in South Kashmir and large numbers of people gather to attend them.

In Veering area, a protest rally was also held after Friday prayers, while as in Dooru Shahbad restrictions remained intact.

While as in Kulgam, defying restrictions, number of processions were taken out after Friday prayers.

In Kulgam town, clashes broke out in the Zarger Gali after Friday prayers.

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