NC demands exemplary punishment for those who made objectionable remarks against Prophet (SAW)
Calls for maintaining brotherhood, amity at all levels
Srinagar: While seeking exemplary punishment for “deranged elements” under law who are “hell-bent to destroy the traditional amity and brotherhood in J&K”, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday expressed outrage over the objectionable remarks made by members of a right wing organization in Reasi against Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
“Jammu and Kashmir has been an alcove of peace, and brotherhood; the people of J&K have never allowed themselves get swayed by such elements as are hell-bent to destroyed the inter-communal harmony and brotherhood, the prized heirloom of our pluralistic culture,” said party’s Additional General Secretary, Dr. Sheikh Mustafa Kamal.
He said such statements should not be seen in isolation and that such senseless remarks are part of larger game to destroy the unity and brotherhood in J&K. “Islam is a religion of peace, the literal meaning of the term itself connotes the same meaning. The cardinal message of the holy Prophet of Islam (SAW) was of peace, brotherhood, amity, equality and equity. Almighty Allah displayed the model of the perfect human in the person of the holy prophet of Islam (SAW). Outstanding patience, forgiveness, piety and benevolence are few among the greatest attributes of the Holy Messenger (SAW) who was sent as a mercy to all mankind, not specific group or race; he epitomized good moral character, and behavior. Truthfulness and honesty were intrinsic part of his holy disposition, that he became Al Amin.”
He further said, “I take this opportunity to appeal people to maintain calm as such unscrupulous elements do not belong to any religion, and it is for the government to ensure that the culprit is behind the bars. The media team involved in the matter should be taken to task for airing such blasphemous remarks as it goes against the broadcast policy of the country. There should be no room for such errand elements and organizations in our society.”
“The people of J&K reject such elements and bigoted ideologies and views, mutual harmony and brotherhood are the traits which have long been the cultural mainstay of J&K. I on my behalf and on behalf of my party condemn such remarks and demand exemplary punish to the culprits and outlawing of the group. The license of the media channel should also be cancelled immediately for beaming such improper content. The reporter should also be taken to task for allowing such derogatory language to go on air,” he added.