Call off protests, rallies, give police a chance for transparent probe: Shia-Suni leaders appeal people

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By KNO on 14/05/2019.

Call off protests, rallies, give police a chance for transparent probe: Shia-Suni leaders appeal people

5-point resolution passed stressed on maintaining peace, sectarian harmony to defeat elements triggering divide in society

Srinagar, May 14: Members of Shia-Sunni Coordination Committee (SSCC) held a crucial meeting to discuss the deliberate upon the rape of a three-year-old girl at north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on May 08 that has brought down the heads of every citizen in shame, made a collective appeal to the people of Kashmir to put an end to protests and give police a chance to probe the incident transparently so that guilty is given an exemplary punishment.

The meeting was held at the official residence of Itehadul Muslimeen head Moulana Masroor Abbas Ansari in Srinagar in which dozens of Ulema, civil society activists, traders and religious leaders participated. The Coordination Committee is actually headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, but he couldn’t attend the meet given his ill health since past over a week.

According to KNO Correspondent, the meeting passed a five-point resolution that called for immediate end to protests being held in Kashmir and the strike or shutdown observed anywhere stating that let protests be put on hold till police completes its probe.

“We urge people of Kashmir to call off the protests and to wait till police completes its investigations into the gruesome incident that has left Kashmir in a deep shock and pain,” the resolution, a copy of which lies with the KNO, reads.

The resolution also emphasized that the administration must conduct the probe on fast-track basis so that the guilty whosoever it may be is brought to book without any delay. “We will wait and see how administration goes about the investigations. Any sort of lazy approach will be reacted sharply,” the resolution reads.

According to the resolution, the Coordination Committee appealed the people of Kashmir to remain patient and to maintain calm. “We urge state administration to conduct the probe into the brutal rape of three-year-old on fast track basis and to ensure “exemplary punishment is given to the culprit involved in the crime,” the resolution states.

The resolution reads that the rape of three-year-old was a shocker for entire society of Kashmir and not just for any particular group or a community. The members of SSCC expressed sympathy and solidarity with the victim’s family and prayed for her speedy recovery, the resolution reads.

Those who participated in the meeting include Karwan-e-Islami patron Moulana Ghulam Rasool Hami, Kashmir’s grand mufti, Nasir-ul-Islam, Perawan-e-Vilayat head Moulana Sibt Muhammad Shabir Kami, Mujama Islami Kashmir Ghulam Muhammad Gulzar, representative of Anjuman-e-Share Shian Aga Syed Yousuf Rizvi, Awami Action Committee and others.

Kashmir has been on the edge since Monday as massive protests were witnessed from nook and corner of the Valley with students, traders, religious scholars, youth, women and others hitting streets in protest to demand exemplary punishment to the guilty