Jama’at-i-Islami Jammu and Kashmir expresses its deep anguish and anxiety over the anti-Islamic act of desecration of Jamia Masjid Srinagar which has remained the pivotal centre for propagation and promotion of Islamic teachings and values for centuries together and has always played a primary role during the critical periods of Kashmir history and guided the people rightly and in right direction.
The spokesman said that some disgruntled elements at the behest of some anti-Islamic agencies by raising the black flag on the very sacred pulpit of this grand Masjid Have hurt the sentiments of the millions of Muslims living over here. This is a vicious attempt to cause dissension among the most suffering Muslim fraternity in the valley. Such elements are not serving any cause of the people of Kashmir or that of Islam but causing hurdles in it. Their nefarious activities are a cause of great concern for the entire Muslim Ummah living over here and the common masses are fed up with their acts of hatred and discord.
The pulpit of Masjid is meant for spreading the sacred message of the Qur’an and Sunnah and create unity of heart and soul among the Muslim community but not to raise conflicting flags. These boys must utilize their capabilities for promoting the cause of Islam and not to be swayed away by the vested interests and the enemies of Islam who are bent upon to create disunity among the Muslim community in order to divest them of the Islamic identity.
Some irresponsible preachers are defaming Islam and quite in contravention of its teaching of mutual tolerance, raising Shia-Sunni differences in such a manner which will ultimately lead towards the discord among the oppressed people of Kashmir.
Jamaat while showing total solidarity with Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Umar Farooq, the guardian of Jamia Masjid Srinagar, vehemently condemns the sacrilegious act of some unknown masked elements, appeal all the Islamic organisations and institutions to come forward and openly oppose these nefarious activities in order to maintain the unity and brotherhood among the Muslims keeping aside all the secondary and tertiary differences.