Srinagar, August 10 (Scoop News)- Expressing her deep concern and pain over loss of precious human lives and property in Kishtwar violence, president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ms Mehbooba Mufti today called upon the people to maintain brotherhood and communal harmony at any cost to frustrate designs of the forces inimical to peace.
In a statement issued here today, Ms Mufti said that Jammu and Kashmir is an example of brotherhood and communal harmony and there is a need of maintaining this centuries old tradition of the State. She said that Kishtwar-the land of Sofis and Saints, is a symbol of peace, amity and communal harmony and there is need to further strengthen the tradition of tolerance and brotherhood among various communities living in this region. She said for centuries together people of Kishtwar have been peacefully living together.
Appealing the people of Kishtwar to defeat the designs of divisive elements, she said that that Friday’s violence has caused tremendous pain among the people of Jammu and Kashmir because such incidents weaken our tradition of composite culture and brotherhood.
She expressed her deep sympathy with those who suffered in terms of life and property and demanded adequate compensation for the victims. She also expressed her heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.
Expressing her anger over failure of the State Government to stop such unfortunate incidents, she regretted that after creating sectarian divide in Kashmir Valley now the ruling party has brazenly been indulged into dividing people in Jammu region on communities lines for petty political gains and warned that such misdeeds of the ruling party are threatening the very secular fabric of the society.
Demanding in-depth inquiry into the whole incident of violence in Kishtwar and adjoining localities, she said that those involved in instigating the people should be brought to the book.
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