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Nobody will be allowed to damage religious harmony: Mirwaiz

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Srinagar, Jan 14: Hurriyat-M chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday called upon religious scholars to lead people towards the realization of Islamic ideals of compassion and tolerance, saying nobody would be allowed to damage Kashmir’s religious harmony.

Mirwaiz met several scholars belonging to different schools of thoughts at Mirwaiz Manzil in Srinagar in which he denounced the recent statements of some people against the unity and amity among people in Kashmir, his spokesman said in a statement.

Statement quoted Mirwaiz as saying that such speeches create divisions and hatred “at a time when entire Kashmiri nation is united and jointly offering sacrifices for the case of freedom”.

“Ulemas and Imams of Masjids have a great role to play in constructing a better society and to maintain unity they should fulfill that responsibility and lead people towards the realization of Islamic ideals of compassion and tolerance. I strongly denounce recent statements of some anti-unity and anti-amity forces; such speeches and utterances only create divisions and hatred especially at a time when entire nation is standing in unison and jointly offering priceless sacrifices for the cause of freedom. Nobody would be allowed to damage our religious harmony,” Mirwaiz tweeted.

Mirwaiz also asked the people in Kashmir, especially the youth, to not get provoked, as some elements want to stoke sectarian and communal tensions to create rift between sects and communities.

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