Malik aghast over Shia-Sunni clashes, visits Budgam, other areas to de-escalate sectarian tensions

Malik aghast over Shia-Sunni clashes, visits Budgam, other areas to de-escalate sectarian tensions

Srinagar, July 24: (GNS) Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik expressed his strong resentment and anguish over the prevailing sectarian strife between Shia and Sunni Muslims in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.According to JKLF statement issued to Global News Service, Malik today visited various villages of Budgam district and met various people including local elders. “Today our hearts bleed when we see our mosques, Imam Baargah’s and houses being destroyed, not by any outsider or enemy but by our own Muslims here and there,” Malik said, adding that it is painful to see that people who all claim to be followers of last messenger of Allah are fighting, torturing, killing, attacking and destroying each other with impunity.He said it is a matter of shame for all of us that our sisters, daughters and mothers who are daughters of beloved Prophet cry for safety from their own Muslim brothers. “Why are we alive to witness this fight? Is there no imam, no elder, no intellectual and no one who will tell us about the sayings of our Qur’an and Prophet (PBUH)?” Malik lamented.JKLF Chief said: “Even Prophet (PBUH) by inserting his fingers into fingers demonstrated this unity. Today, in this holy month of Ramadan we are burning and destroying the houses of our fellow Muslims. This is a shameful attitude which is only strengthening the enemies of ours and making their efforts of dividing us a success.”“I appeal to all Shias and Sunnis to refrain from this strife and try to understand the conspiracies of enemies of Islam. I appeal to all, please forget about the past and restore your brotherhood and unity,” he added. Malik also organized a meeting of elders of both communities and the meeting is still going on in a cordial atmosphere, the statement added. (GNS)

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