Srinagar, April 07, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who also heads Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU), and other speakers at a seminar have hinted that raise in social crimes in the territory at an alarming rate is a serious conspiracy to divert youth’s attention from the ongoing freedom movement.
Mir Waiz Umar Farooq addressing a day-long conference, titled Islah-i- Muashira organized by MMU at Mirwaiz Manzil, Rajouri Kadal in Srinagar, asked people not to wait for resolution of Kashmir dispute to see end to social crimes. He said it was high time to start a sustained campaign to prevent the menace of drug abuse so that future generations were saved.
The Mirwaiz said there is no denying the fact that Kashmir bore the brunt of over two-decades of suppression inflicting huge losses of life and property upon the people. “The 24 years of strife has tormented our society and our youth have become drug addicts. Even our girls too have fallen prey to drug abuse. The situation is alarming as suicide rate has also gone high if compared to past. Liquor,” said Mirwaiz.
At least 100 Islamic scholars of different organizations were present in the conference to put forth their view points as to how the menace of drug abuse and liquor consumption could be prevented. “To begin with, we will start from Srinagar. I will be available for once a week for the campaign against drugs. Later on, we will reach out to other districts as well”, Mirwaiz said.
In his speech, Jamaat-e-Islami spokesman Advocate Zahid Ali said the anti-drug abuse and anti-liquor campaign should not die down but show results. “We should first go for self introspection and drive should start from our homes”, he said.
Head of Anjuman-e-Ulema-e-Ahnaf, Maulana Akhzar Hussain also extended full support to MMU. Many Islamic scholars from districts were also present on the occasion, who shared their opinions. The seminar was moderated by Maulana Syed Shams-ur-Rehman.
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