In a joint statement issued here the leaders have said that in absence of a political initiative the situation in
Expressing concern over what they called a campaign to malign Kashmiris, the leaders said that some sections of national media have been linking the ongoing turmoil with Amarnath Yatra which is unfortunate. "These channels are adding fuel to fire that too on a premise which does not exist on the ground" they said. The leaders said that Amarnath Yatra is over 100 year old part of our cultural ethos and even the worst crisis have not caste a shade over that. "At the height of Amarnath land row Kashmiris Muslims have shown their highest sense of responsibility and tolerance and this time also they are showing how concerned they are about keeping the hundred year old bond alive" the leaders said adding that there should not be two opinions about that. The leaders urged the local populace of Pahalgam and Sonmarg to stand by their rich ethos and help the yatris in the same spirit they have been doing.