Published On: Wed, Dec 14th, 2016

Freedom in Unity

 

Let’s unite and fight for a new world where national barriers don’t exist, where greed, hate and intolerance, and religious differences are done away with. Let’s fight for a world of reason where unity and progress will lead to everyone’s happiness.

By Er. Younus  Hurrah

Jammu and Kashmir is known as the ‘Land of Saints’. There is the ‘Valley of Mosques’ and the ‘City of Temples’. Our state is the ‘Land of Love and Beauty’ with rich natural resources and ancient heritage, various traditions and cultures with different faiths and religions. There is no point to categorise the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the basis caste, creed, region or religious differences. We have thousand years of beautiful history of traditions, love, brotherhood and amity. We still have a relationship which involves mutual knowledge, esteem, affection and respect along with a degree of rendering service to friends in times of need or crisis.

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In this ongoing civilian uprising, we need to be united against the illegal occupation, injustice and humiliation. We have lost many innocent lives during this crisis but on the other hand, we are engaged in sectarian fight with one another. The fringe elements of anti-freedom agencies and rumour mongers are doing their best to create divisiveness and spread hatred in the society.

 

The only aim of these anti-freedom agencies is to try and weaken the freedom struggle and to get strong hold over people by dividing them. We are a gratified one Muslim nation – both Shias and Sunnis live amicably in our state. In these tough times, we have to protect and provide security to other minority religions which is also one of the fundamental principles of our great religion, Islam.

 

Our Lord has ordered in the Holy Book of Quran:

 

“And  hold  firmly  to  the  rope  of Allah all  together  and  do  not  become  divided(3:103)”

 

“As for those who divide their religion and break up into sects, you have no part of them in the least. Their affair is with Allah; He will in the end tell them the truth of all that they did.”(6:159)

 

This is a call from Allah (swt) to His creation. But, by institutionalising these divisions on the basis of colour, caste, custom and sects, we are far away from this holy call. It was our fate that we should live in a world that is already teeming with mistakes of our predecessors. We are divided into different sects and groups.

 

But Allah did not force this upon us. The Almighty Allah has given us ability to reason and a free will. And we inherited the responsibility to change the people, unite them and to direct the negative forces towards discovering truth. This shall please the Almighty.

 

Our unity is our great strength and we should always demonstrate it at all costs for the sake of freedom. The promotion of obscenity and immorality in the society by any person should not be tolerated in any way. It is our collective duty to denounce those persons who are involved in such undesirable and sinful acts. We should strongly denounce such fringe elements who are involved in spreading obscenity in our state.

 

The only possible way to crush the freedom struggle of Kashmiri people is “Divide and Rule policy” aimed at creating disunity in the Kashmiri society and to create confusion among the masses. This is the time we must stand and unite against this propaganda. We are being deprived of our rights and our voice is crushed by the anti-freedom agencies to serve their petty interests. All the communities of our state should sit on one table and resolve the differences and issues through negotiations . We should not harm the brotherhood and unity at any cost. It is our duty to create a moral, matured and ethical society where no one is being accused and no allegations are hurled. Everyone will live as a brother in faith or as a free human being.

 

Whenever there is a sectarian discord, the anti-freedom agents are adding fuel to it and our disunity suits them very well. And there are those who play a major role for their benefits to gain higher ranks on the pulpits and using a sectarian conflict as a base platform. The shady elements who are promoting sectarian hatred in Kashmir, intentionally or unintentionally, are pushing the policy of anti-freedom agents.

 

Let’s unite and fight for a new world where national barriers don’t exist, where greed, hate and intolerance, and religious differences are done away with. Let’s fight for a world of reason where unity and progress will lead to everyone’s happiness.

People– in the name of Freedom and mutual tolerance, let’s unite!

 

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