Give Administration a chance for transparent probe;Shia-Sunni Leaders call for end of protests and rallies, resolution passed

wilayattimes (Jammu and Kashmir)

Srinagar:Members of Shia-Sunni Coordination Committee (SSCC) held a crucial meeting to discuss the deliberate upon the rape of a three-year-old girl at north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on May 08 that has brought down the heads of every citizen in shame, made a collective appeal to the people of Kashmir to put an end to protests and give police a chance to probe the incident transparently so that guilty is given an exemplary punishment.

The meeting was held at the head office of J& K Itehadul Muslimeen headed by Senior Hurriyat Leader and President JKIM Hojatul Islam Wal Muslimeen Moulana Masroor Abbas Ansari in Srinagar in which dozens of Ulema, civil society activists, traders and religious leaders participated. The Coordination Committee is actually headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, but he couldn’t attend the meet given his ill health since past over a week.

President of Ittihadul Muslimeen Maulana Masroor Ansari, Chairman of Karvan-e-Islami Maulana Ghulam Rasool Hami, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s representative Peer Ghulam Nabi, Mufti Azam of Kashmir Mufti Nasir ul Islam, President Himayat-ul-Islam Maulana Khurshid Ahmed Qanungo, Alhebayt Foundation President Maulana Ghulam Rasool Noori, Pairwan-e-Wilayat President Maulana Sibti Shabir Qumi, Majma Islami President Maulana Gulzar Ahmad, Anjumani Sharie Shian Representative Syed Yaseen Moosavi, Nisar Hussain Rather of Tehreek Wahdat, Civil Society activist Altaf Ahmad Wani, Sajad Hussain Gull of Traders & Manufacturers Association, Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi, Mohammad Ashraf and Aga Syed Yousuf Rizvi, besides representatives of Jamiat-e-Hamdaniya & Shaheed-e-Millat Youth Forum attended the special session.

The meeting passed a five-point resolution that called for immediate end to protests being held in Kashmir and the strike or shutdown observed anywhere stating that let protests be put on hold till police completes its probe.“We urge people of Kashmir to call off the protests and to wait till police completes its investigations into the gruesome incident that has left Kashmir in a deep shock and pain,” the resolution reads.

The resolution also emphasized that the administration must conduct the probe on fast-track basis so that the guilty whosoever it may be is brought to book without any delay. “We will wait and see how administration goes about the investigations. Any sort of lazy approach will be reacted sharply,” the resolution reads.

According to the resolution, the Coordination Committee appealed the people of Kashmir to remain patient and to maintain calm. “We urge state administration to conduct the probe into the brutal rape of three-year-old on fast track basis and to ensure “exemplary punishment is given to the culprit involved in the crime,” the resolution states.

The resolution reads that the rape of three-year-old was a shocker for entire society of Kashmir and not just for any particular group or a community. The members of SSCC expressed sympathy and solidarity with the victim’s family and prayed for her speedy recovery, the resolution reads.