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Geelani warns against ‘fringe elements’ spreading hate

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Srinagar, Mar 25: Hurriyat-G chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday appealed all religious scholars, clerics, and organisations to stop fringe elements from spreading hate and forge unity.

“Dividing Muslim Ummah is a major sin,” said Geelani as he stressed on the ‘Ulema’ (preachers) of different sects to show wisdom at a time “when we are passing through horrendous situations”.

In a Hurriyat-G press release issued here, Geelani while referring to teachings of Islam said that we have clear guidance to hold the rope of Allah and follow Quran and Sunnah .

Quoting reports, Geelani said that certain elements on social media are creating wedge and sowing  seeds of hatred .”It is unpleasant and detrimental and a nuisance which has evolved an anarchy like satiation for Ummah and particularly for freedom movement as occupant factions are taking undue advantage from  this meaninglessness exercise within society,” he said.

Expressing his dismay, Geelani said “when whole Muslim Ummah and particularly people in Kashmir are being killed and maimed, such element instead of taking notice of issues related to freedom movement are deliberately pushing Ummah towards anarchy.”

“Delivering hate speeches, sermons and declaring opponents as infidels and deviators is quite unsolicited and this is derailing and deviating our movement against occupants,” said Geelani.

He said “Allah the Almighty says: ‘And hold fast all of you together to the rope of Allah and be not divided among yourselves’. This is an instruction of Allah, which requires a lot of time to goes through, which unfortunately we don't have.”

Geelani said “whosoever is indulging in spreading hate is fulfilling the agenda of occupant forces.”

Urging the people to stay away from “these fringe elements”, Geelani said “this is a slur, a curse when a nation instead of taking care about important issues, involves in such activities.”

Islam, according to the Quran, teaches love and compassion for every human-being, said Geelani and advised the religious clerics to have deep insight in religious teachings and seek right direction in right perspective, saying that violent and intolerant beliefs about Islam go against the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah.

“We are reeling under appalling situations,” Geelani said and added “we are being killed and caged and in such situation need of the hour is to join hands and resist tyrant and occupant forces.”

“Instead of indulging in hate speeches against opposite groups it is advisable to put all your efforts and energy against those trampling our freedom right,” he said.

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