MUC asks Govt, separatists to chalk out strategy for desired results
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Expressing concern over the mounting number of civilian causalities in the Kashmir violence, Muslim Unity Council (MUC), the executive body of the Ithad Bain ui Muslmeen, impressed upon the State Government to hold the reins tightly so that the lives of the innocent civilians are not lost. Addressing a press conference here today, Prof Zahoor-Ud-Din, Member of the Council, assured their full support to the people of the Valley and impressed upon the State administration that the human rights violations taking place without any qualms of conscience should be immediately stopped and people allowed to move freely and offer their prayers in the mosques.
The MUC members also advised the protesting youths to abstain from the use of violent methods for registering their protests and adopt peaceful methods for achieving their cherished goals.
The closure of schools, colleges and universities in the Valley, even if due to the Bandh calls given by the separatists is not the sign of a healthy society, they said.
The members, thus, stressed upon the need of opening of channels of communication between the State Government and the separatists so that the precious academic year of the students is not lost.
The tourist season is almost lost but a part of it can still be retrieved if peace returns to the Valley even at this stage, they said.
“It is imperative for both the State administration and the separatists to chalk out a strategy that brings out the desired results,” they said.
Lambasting government over blanket ban on the print and electronic media in the Valley, members impressed upon it to left the same as early as possible.
Mohd Sharif Sartaj, Advocate Jameel Kazmi, Prof. Assadullah Wani, Advocate Sarfraz Hameed Rather, Dr. AbduI Rashid, AbduI Sattar Rather, Haji Fazal Ahmed and Haji Mushtaq Ahmed Mir were also present.