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Use of force on Ashoora procession is persecution of a community: Malik

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Srinagar:  Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik while addressing an Ashoora congregation at Zadibal today said that the battle of Karbala represents steadfastness and ultimate faith in almighty Allah. Imam-I-Hussain (RA) and his companions sacrificed their lives but never bowed before tyrants.

Despite heavy restrictions in Srinagar, JKLF chairman along with a delegation managed to reach Zadibal to express solidarity with Azadaran-I-Imam-I-Hussain (RA), a JKLF spokesman said in a statement issued here.

On the occasion JKLF chairman addressed a gathering of mourners at Imam Bargah Zadibal. In his address to the people present in the Majlis, JKLF chairman said that Imam-I-Hussain (RA) and his family sacrificed their lives for truth and unity of Ummah. Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions refused to accept the hegemony of the oppressors and strived for a righteous cause.

JKLF chairman said that we all recite one Kalima, believe in one Allah, have faith in his last messenger Prophet Muhammad (SaW) and turn towards one Qibla and all this unification teaches us to stand united.

He said that our adversaries want to divide us in the name of sects and tribes, hardliners and liberals and it is our duty to remain one and defeat the nefarious designs of these adversaries. While condemning the ‘onslaught by police and forces on Ashoora processions’ in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir, JKLF chairman said that ban on religious rituals and acts of faith are direct interference in religion of masses and this act is most undemocratic and condemnable.

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