PDP condemns communal violence at Kishtwar
People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday expressed concern over loss of human lives and property in communal violence in Kishtwar, and appealed to the people to maintain brotherhood and communal harmony.india Updated: Aug 10, 2013 21:37 IST
People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday expressed concern over loss of human lives and property in communal violence in Kishtwar, and appealed to the people to maintain brotherhood and communal harmony.
"People should maintain brotherhood and communal harmony at any cost to frustrate designs of the forces inimical to peace," PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said in a statement here.
Saying that Jammu and Kashmir was an example of the values of fraternal and communal harmony this centuries-old tradition needed to be maintained, she added, "Kishtwar, the land of sufis and saints, is a symbol of peace, amity and communal harmony, and there is a need to further strengthen the tradition of tolerance and brotherhood among various communities living in this region."
Expressing her anger over the "failure" of the state government to prevent such incidents, Mehbooba alleged that after "creating sectarian divide in Kashmir, the ruling party was now brazenly dividing people in Jammu region on communal lines for petty political gains."
Demanding in-depth inquiry into the incident, she said those involved in instigating the people should be brought to the book.
All-Parties Sikh Coordination Committee chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina also demanded a high-level probe into the incident, while appealing people to maintain harmony and brotherhood.
First Published: Aug 10, 2013 21:36 IST