Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) have strongly condemned the desecration of Jamia Masjid by some masked men, stating such anti-Islamic acts won’t be tolerated at any cost.
JRL stated that some masked elements “violating all Islamic teaching, values and sanctity of the mosque and exploiting the Kalima and in the name of Islam, attempted to desecrate the pulpit (Member-e-Rasool PBUH) of Jama Masjid.
JRL, comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, said that it is not the first time that such a shameful act of hooliganism has been done.
In the past too, the leadership said some elements at the behest of “certain agencies and handlers have indulged in rowdyism and hooliganism in and outside the Jama Masjid”.
The leadership said that the motive of these agencies is to weaken and disunite the ongoing people’s movement of the right to self determination, and these elements are being used to divert this just movement by changing its basic nature and character under the pretence of perusing some global agenda.
“Such an agenda will only strength the narrative of our adversary and justify its oppression against us,” JRL stated.
The leadership said that the people of Kashmir have given and are giving supreme sacrifice in terms of life, limb, property and what not for the achievement of their internationally acknowledged fundamental birth right- the right to decide and chose their future in accordance with their wishes and aspirations and any attempt to weaken or change that discourse, be it under any pretence, will not be tolerated by the people and leadership.
The leadership said that while aptly representing the political wishes and aspirations of the people of Kashmir, the pulpit of Jama Masjid has sufficiently represented the voice of the youth and reflected their aspirations, as the youth play a significant role in our ongoing movement and helped to channelize it and give it a direction.
“However, it appears now that under a well planned design attempts are being made not only to damage this religious centre but also to change the course of the ongoing movement and create an atmosphere of confusion and anarchy among the masses so that the priceless sacrifices rendered in the movement go waste,” the JRL stated.