Bhim Singh denounces Jammu violence, appeals people for preserving brotherhood
Srinagar, Feb 16: National Panthers Party chief Prof Bhim Singh on Saturday appealed people of Jammu to control their anger so that the state’s unity and brotherhood are preserved.
In the backdrop of violence directed at Kashmiris and Muslims in different parts of Jammu region, Prof Singh in a statement appealed people in J&K to learn to live together “so that all of us grow in peace with dignity irrespective of our economic, social or political status.”
He made a strong appeal particularly to the younger generation who he said might be angry or annoyed for some reasons.
“Yesterday’s incidents in different parts of historic Dogra city of Jammu known as winter capital of the State of J&K must have shocked many that some angry youth acted fast against their own brethren around Gujjar Nagar and other areas,” Singh said in his statement.
He appealed to the younger generation to ensure that “human love, brotherhood, our centuries’ old cultural heritage is kept preserved and the anger should not be allowed to control our emotions.
He urged the people to study the history of the people of Kashmir, especially how the Muslim-majority of J&K under the leadership of Sheikh Abdullah and others rejected the two-nation theory in 1947.
“We should read and study the history of the people of J&K, how the Muslims of Kashmir (84% in J&K) rejected Pakistan and decided to go with secular India. This subject should have been a compulsory chapter in all textbooks of J&K from primary school to the post-graduation,” Prof Singh added.