Sajad appeals Jammu to uphold tenets of tolerance, brotherhood
Srinagar, Feb 15: Sajad Gani Lone on Friday said that act of bravery in the aftermath of the savage attack on CRPF personnel would be to give a united response as opposed to falling into the trap of the perpetrators of this attack of incitement against people of a particular province.
Terming yesterday’s attack as an attempt to disrupt peace & communal harmony of J&K, he made a passionate appeal to the people and civil society of Jammu for upholding the tenets of tolerance and brotherhood in the wake of dastardly attack on CRPF convoy in Pulwama yesterday.
“There have been some stray incidents of clashes in some parts of Jammu. The onus of living up to the credentials of tolerance is on the people of Jammu. I hope social and political activists in Jammu understand the challenge they face in ensuring that thousands of guests there stay on with love and compassion”, he said.
Sajad Lone said that lakhs of Kashmiris work tirelessly & earnestly to strengthen the roots of democracy and maintain peace and communal harmony in the state and the loss of lives in yesterday’s attack is equally tragic for them.
“There are thousands of Kashmiri policemen in Jammu doing their duty, risking and sacrificing their lives almost on a daily basis. There are lakhs of political workers from Kashmir doing what it takes to make our state a vibrant democracy. Those who try to attack them have introspect and ask themselves as to how the loss of lives in yesterday’s attack is a bigger tragedy for them and lesser tragedy for those who work with same force on a daily basis” he added.
Appealing people of entire state to unite against attempts to pit one region against other, Sajad Lone said that it is time to uphold the tradition of tolerance and amity rather than exploit sentiments on emotional issues.
“This is not the time to define who sacrificed more. But shouting, scaring or threatening women children or civilians certainly doesn’t add up to a sacrifice” he added.