Terming the current flood like situation across the Valley as admonition to the people of Kashmir, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah has appealed the religious preachers (Imams) and general public to hold special prayers in this regard.
In a statement to KNS, Shah said the situation has given rise to various issues and has appealed to well-to-do people to dedicate themselves and extend every possible support to their flood affected brethren.
Appealing Imams (preachers) of Masajids and people to hold special supplications after Friday prayers Shah said, “We’ve to repent for our sins and pray to Almighty to save us from natural calamities. He also expressed serious grief over the loss of lives and properties due to landslides and incessant rains Shah said the supplication (dua) is our only means to protect ourselves from such divine punishment.”
Lauding the role of local committees in flood affected areas, the DFP chairman said, “We’ve to unite irrespective of religion, caste and creed in this hour of grief. The Mohalla committees and Bait-ul-Maal have much responsibility in this regard.”
Shah also expressed grief over the plight of Kashmiri political prisoners who are languishing in outside Valley jails and said “jail authorities are treating these prisoners in an inhuman way. The health of these prisoners is deteriorating with each passing day and authorities are not paying any heed to the issue.”
He also expressed anguish over the reports about beating of some prisoners and appealed international community, Amnesty International and human rights organizations to use their good offices in shifting them to Valley jails.
Meanwhile, Shah prayed for speedy recovery of Freedom Party provincial president Jammu Muhammad Shafi Rangrez who is currently admitted in Ludhiana hospital and also prayed for recovery of ailing mother of Al-Umar Mujahedeen Chief Commander Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar.