Explain Purpose of ‘Police, Army’ Survey: Hurriyat (g) asks Authorities



All Parties Hurriyat Conference (g) expressed its deep concern and anguish over the mysterious and strange survey which is being conducted by the J&K Police and Indian army in the Kashmir and in which besides other credentials, the people are asked for their religious sect to which they belong.

Hurriyat Conference (g) appealed people to write just “Muslim” in the column provided for “Sect” and “send a message to the Indian government that gone are the days when you were dividing the Kashmiris in the name of sects and groups and now this entire nation is opposing the forced occupation of India in one voice”.

In a statement to KNS, Hurriyat Conference (g) impressed upon the administrative departments to immediately explain the purpose of this strange survey and why is government interested in knowing the sect of the people?

Hurriyat Conference (g) cautioned that the people will “otherwise boycott the said survey and no one will cooperate in fill up this kind of form”.

According to the reports received by the Hurriyat Conference (g) head office, “the police in cities and towns have although been allotted to conduct this survey but in villages and the far flung areas of the state, this survey is being formally monitored by the Indian army and the army personals visit every house and they not only fill up the said form there but they also harass the people by asking them strange and unwanted questions”.

“The said survey is not less than a terrible lesson for those short sighted and immature Molvies who are fuelling the sectarian differences among the people and who are actually running their respective shops in the name of religion,” Hurriyat Conference (g) statement said. “The enemy also has identified that the Kashmiri nation can be divided in the name of sects and their attention can be diverted from the freedom struggle by engaging them within.”

“The groups or the persons who are calling people towards the Deobandi, Barelavi or Salafi are actually intentionally or unintentionally helping the enemies and the people promoting Shia and Sunni differences are implementing their plans. It is a very sorrowful that the one Ummah follower of one Prophet and one Allah are divided into small groups and the Masjids has also been established separately,” the statement said.

Hurriyat Conference (g) said, “India have although miserably failed in killing the freedom sentiments of the Kashmiri people but now she want to divide Kashmiris by fuelling sectarian hatred among them.” “The Molvies having little knowledge and immature mentality are either being watched directly or they are being directly contacted. The survey conducted by the army and police is adding fuel to this fire.”


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