SRINAGAR: Cutting across party ideologies, various mainstream and separatist political parties in Kashmir have strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, in which more than 100 people have been killed so far. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Patron, Mufti Muhammad Syed while condemning the attacks said, “It is gruesome.” He said such gory acts are not only outrageous but inhuman as well. He said these are the worst kind of reprehensible acts of terror against humanity by the perpetrators.
Expressing deep shock and sorrow over the Mumbai attacks, Congress senior leader and former chief minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad termed it highly condemnable. “The situation has now reached to the point where all the political parties and all the communities have to forget all the differences and join their hands to defeat the scourge of terrorism,” said Azad, in a statement.
National Conference patron and former chief minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah while strongly condemning the attacks said, “Whosoever is involved in these attacks is the enemy of humanity. We strongly condemn this barbaric act.” Terming the incident as an attack on the integrity and unity of the country, Dr. Farooq Abdullah expressed deepest sympathies with the families of the deceased and those injured.
Appealing the people to keep calm and cool, Dr. Abdullah said “Unity and integrity are the basics of our heritage and we should remain cautious about the elements, who want to create a divide among us. We should uphold the traditional communal brotherhood and secularism at all times”.
Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in Mumbai and termed them as anti Islamic. In a statement, a Jamaat spokesman said, “We condemn terrorist activities at all levels. These are against the teachings of Islam. The killing of innocent people in these terrorist attacks is shocking.“Our sympathies are with the families of those who got killed and injured,” he said.
The Jamaat demanded a through probe into the incident by some credible international organization.
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, who is undergoing treatment at New Delhi, in a statement strongly condemned the Mumbai attacks. All Parties International Kashmir Coordination Committee, secretary general, Dr Misfar Hassan, in a statement said the Diaspora of Kashmiri origin in the UK are against any kind of terrorist activity whether it involves India or any other country. He said that such activities could be a conspiracy against the on going peace talks between India and Pakistan. “Until all the evidence is gathered and proved one cannot say with surety who has done such heinous acts,” he added.
Kashmiri Canadian Council strongly condemned the series of attacks and offered condolences to the families of the victims.Patron Jammu Kashmir Mahaz-e-Azadi, Muhammad Azam Inquilabi also denounced the Mumbai attacks and said such acts doesn’t serve any justification.
“These are sheer violation of basic human doctrines,” he said. He urged upon the leadership of India and Pakistan to seize the opportunity and come close to each other by shunning the blame game; which has been in practice since last six decades and address all the pending issues including the long pending Kashmir issue. “Kashmir is the nuclear flash point between two nuclear powers of the South Asia, the resolution of which can act as a bridge of friendship between India and Pakistan and can guaranty peace in the region,” Inquilabi said.-SANA