In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Khawateen Markaz (MKM), a constituent of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, has strongly condemned the assault on two Muslim farmers by Hindu extremists in Reasi district.
APHC leader and the MKM Chairperson, Yasmeen Raja, in a statement in Srinagar said that RSS-BJP communal mindset was targeting Muslims in Jammu region and the Indian police and army authorities were backing such extremists in several districts of Jammu.
She condemned the sacrilegious remarks by a Hindu priest, Satpal Sharma, against the Holy Prophet (PBUH). She said that the priest intentionally uploaded the video containing the blasphemous remarks to stoke communal tension and pave way for unleashing of the massacre of Kashmiri Muslims in under the guise of communal riots in the occupied territory. She demanded death punishment to the blasphemer.
Yasmeen Raja paid rich tributes to the three youth martyred by Indian troops in Kreeri area of Baramulla district and condoled with their families.
She expressed solidarity with the families of three labourers of Rajouri who were killed by Indian troops in a fake encounter in Shopian last month. She urged the UN and world human rights bodies including the Amnesty International to take notice of such incidents of extrajudicial killings of innocent Kashmiris.
She said that Indian brutalities would not be able to stop the Kashmiris from carrying forward their just struggle for securing their right to self-determination.
Yasmeen Raja also expressed gratitude on behalf of the people of Jammu and Kashmir to the government of Pakistan for continuously extending its moral, political and diplomatic support to the oppressed Kashmiris.
Moreover, Jammu and Kashmir National Front (JKNF) has strongly condemned the blasphemous remarks of a Hindu priest, Satpal Sharma, against the last Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
In a statement issued here on Wednesday, a spokesman of the JKNF said that the BJP’s saffronisation agenda in Kashmir has started showing its true colours in the region.
Terming it as a big conspiracy the spokesman said that the nefarious motives behind this highly condemnable act was to stoke communal violence so as to create an atmosphere of violence where bloodthirsty Hindu extremists could find an opportunity to kill more Muslims in Jammu region under the guise of communal riots.
He, however, made it clear that “No Muslim would ever tolerate this kind of abusive language against the prophet (PBUH)”. Demanding stern action against the culprits he said that the language used by the priest was a direct assault on the sentiments of Muslims who have a strong tradition of defending the sacrosanct character of the prophet (SAW).
Meanwhile, the spokesman expressed serious concern over the prevailing political and human rights situation in the region.—KMS