Jama'at anguished over 'desecration' of Jamia Masjid | KNO

Jama'at anguished over 'desecration' of Jamia Masjid | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, December 31 (KNO): Jama’at-e-Islami on Monday expressed 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 oppressed people rightly and in right direction. In a statement issued o KNO, Jama'at said, “Some disgruntled elements at the behest of some anti-Islamic agencies by raising black flag on the very sacred pulpit of this grand Masjid Have hurt the sentiments of the millions of Muslims living over here.” Jama'at spokesman said that 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,” he said. He said 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 Muslim community in order to divest them off the Islamic identity,” he said. He said that some irresponsible preachers are defaming Islam and quite in contravention of its teaching of the mutual tolerance, raising Shia-Sunni differences in such a manner which will ultimately lead towards the discord among the oppressed people of Kashmir. Jama'at while expressing solidarity with Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Umar Farooq, the guardian of Jamia Masjid Srinagar, vehemently condemned the sacrilegious act of some unknown masked elements, appeal all the Islamic organizations 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. Jamaat stressed upon the people in general and the youth in particular to remain united and keep a keen eye upon these elements and use their best efforts to disclose those agents backing and encouraging these types of sacrilegious act.(KNO)