India trying to divide IHK people on sectarian lines: Gilani
27 August, 2012
SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, has cautioned the people of Kashmir that India has devised a well thought out policy of divide and rule to prolong its illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.
Syed Ali Gilani addressing an Eid Millan party hosted by him at his residence in Srinagar, today, maintained that after failing to suppress the ongoing liberation struggle in the occupied territory through different tactics, New Delhi was fomenting sectarian discord among the Kashmiris to divide them. He urged the people to frustrate such nefarious designs of the enemy with unity. The function was attended by a large number of ulema, intellectuals, lawyers and journalists.
A resolution passed on the occasion maintained that efforts would be made to promote communal harmony and to safeguard the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs at all costs.
The resolution bears the signatures of noted religious scholars including the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Sheikh Muhammad Hassan, Dr Yousuf Al-Umar, Maulana Ghulam Rasool Hami, Khursheed Ahmed Qanoongo and Abdur Rehman Butt.
On the other hand, complete shutdown was observed in Soura and its adjoining localities in Srinagar to mark the second martyrdom anniversary of an innocent youth, Omar Qayoom, who was killed in police custody in 2010.