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KUPWARADozens of people including men, women and children on Wednesday protested against setting ablaze of holy Quran and other religious relics in masjid sharief Shartpora Krusan Lolab of north Kashmir's Kupwara district. Residents of Shartpora Krusan Lolab alleged that copies of holy Quran and an adjacent mosque were set ablaze during night hours and locals found it when they went there for (Fajr) morning prayers on Monday.

The incident has sparked a massive outcry as people have been coming out of their homes to protest. Protesters said that matting and few copies of Holy Quran was burned by unknown persons during the night hours. Hundreds of people from the adjoining areas took out a procession earlier and later assembled in main Chowk Wavoora Lolab.

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BARAMULLAH: At one of the Spiritual function held at Ijara Boniyar Pahalipora, Peerniya, Baramullah one of the living legendary Sufi Qalender Amir-e-Tareeqat-e-Qalendriya Hazrat Sheikh Amin participated along with Chairman Kashmir Society international Khawaja Farooq Renzushah. While speaking on the occasion Renzushah said that Kashmir is under extreme crises and only true prayers of such legendary saints who spend decades in caves, dense forests, on summits of Rocky Mountains and under streams & springs, Kashmir can come back to its glory of past He emphasised that all its Great Sufi traditions are required to be again revived and enriched.

He said to jam packed presence of distinguished persons of area, professors, doctors, Ex Bureaucrats, officers associated with different services, Nawat Khawans, important personalities like Talib-e-Qalendariya John Sahib, Khanpuri Sahib, Maqbool Sahib, Farooq Sahib chairman Education institute Boniyar, Khurshid Sahib distinguished person of URI, Manzor Sahib of URI, Tariq Shera sahib, Zufeen Sahib and other respectable present on occasion to play vital role to bring Kashmir out of disaster created by executing dirty  politics during last 70 years only through process of true love for Kashmir.

Renzushah while referring about topic of day with regard to resignation of Shah Faisal from IAS on Kashmir cause & Kashmir slaughtering of decades, he said that he has met Shah Faisal two days before as he has been always follower of Sufi traditions of Kashmir. Even to support Pheran campaign launched by us Shah Faisal was dressed in Pheran even in USA with pride. Now after demonstrating his value that he resigned for Kashmir he should join the campaign of protecting our great Sufi traditions and help youth to understand rich knowledge of Great Awaliyas of Kashmir so that true divine & pure intention of his sacrifice is aptly translated in history of Kashmir. With his present independent non political stand he is acceptable to entire Kashmir and legendary Qalenders were requested to pray for him as he stood for cause of helpless slaughtered Kashmir is.

He was advised not to get trapped to any such cadre Or party which is party to such disaster as any such act  will erase within fraction entire high profile he created within 24 hours to ground. For such act their are hundreds of examples when even Chief Secretaries resigned to become MLAs of one party or other for personal ambitions. At present as on today Jenab Shah Faisal Don of Kashmir is widely acceptable to lovers of Kashmir including large section of youth because of his independent & non political capacity as true lover of Kashmir and admirer of its rich civilization otherwise the rumours about he being controlled on remote control of one political party will get authenticated and unfortunately within seconds his image with come down from Arsh to under marshy Farash.

Renzushah said people of Kashmir are at presently completely dismayed with every political establishment which brought Kashmir to disaster point because of its misrule and killing spree. All proved collaborating the process of plundering and dividing Kashmir rather than presenting it as abode of love to world. He said only true prayers of legendary saints can save Kashmir. On this occasion Amir-e-Tareeqat-e-Qalendriya Jenab Sheikh Amin wept bitterly for Kashmir and every devotee took drop of his tears in their hands. The Kalaam of Sheikh ul Aalam, Shamas Faqeer, Niyam Sahib, Wahab Khar, Samad Mir and other Sufi Awaliyas of Kashmir was recited in most mesmerizing melodious voice by spiritual singer Jenab khurshid Ganastani with his associates.

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SRINAGAR: Youm-e-Taqadus was observed at the historic Jamia Masjid on the call of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) with full religious zeal and discipline. The program was presided over the president of the Anjuman-e-Auqaf Jamia Masjid, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in which leaders and representatives from various religious, social, and political organisations participated and put forth their views over the sacrilege of Jamia Masjid pulpit last Friday by some miscreants.

Those who spoke on the occasion include Syed Ali Geelani who addressed the gathering over phone, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Jamaat-e-Islami spokesman Advocate Zahid Ali, Jamiate-e-Ahlihadith representative Zubair Tahiri, head of the Anjuman-e-Himatul Islam Moulana Showkat Hussain Keng, and the representative of Anjuman-e-Shar-e-Shian G.M Nagoo, and Parwan-e-Wilayat patron Moulana Sibt Muhammad Shabiri and dozens of other religious leaders.

In their address, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik shed light on the sanctity of masjid and its pulpit in the light of Islamic teachings stating that the incident that took place last Friday has shocked and hurt the religious sentiments and emotions of people across Kashmir and that the act deserves condemnation at all levels. The leadership said that the attempt to desecrate the pulpit of grand masjid was an attempt to damage the Kashmir struggle that is purely indigenous in nature

The leadership said that at a time when people and the leadership is trying hard to take forward the ongoing sacred movement that has countless sacrifices at its back, some elements misusing the name of Islam with suspect identity are playing mischief to divide people of Kashmir on religious ideology and sectarian lines alien to our land and movement.

They said that Kashmir struggle is purely indigenous in nature where people are fighting New Delhi’s forcible control on Kashmir. Our goal is right to self determination and our motivation is Islamic values of defending the truth and fight for justice. They said that people should remain cautious and not allow any attempt aimed at giving the Kashmir struggle a global colour by linking it with some global agenda a move that suits New Delhi by all means.

The leadership said that the enemy of Kashmir struggle that is on since 1947 is not only the authoritarian oppressor but deceitful designs and conspiracies of elements and agencies that manifest in different forms to damage the Kashmir struggle. They said that Kashmiri people have offered sacrifices on all fronts, while New Delhi has left no stone unturned to muzzle the movement by all means and forms of repression.

They urged people, especially youth to stay vigilant and forge unity on all fronts so that the goal is achieved. Terming the last Friday’s attempt to desecrate the Jamia Masjid Pulpit as very unfortunate, the leaders said that conspiracies were hatched against the grand masjid, right from 1931 massacre to the martyrdom of Moulana Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq (RA). Mirwaiz Umar Farooq since age of 16 when under tragic circumstances took over stood against all odds and fought the conspiracies with full might and with the active support of people of Kashmir.

The leadership said that youth are the greatest assets of Kashmir struggle where elderly and women folk too have offered priceless sacrifices towards the freedom movement. The leadership urged the youth to connect to leadership and visit their homes and offices of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik to give their suggestions and take on the movement and how to make it more robust and strengthen it. They may register their disapproval if any to leadership.

They said that Jamia Masjid is the Central masjid of Kashmir, with with people have a deep religious and emotional connect and the protection of it and its pulpit is the primary responsibility of every citizen of Kashmir. They said that the pulpit of Jamia Masjid opposed the autocratic Dogra rule and since then, it is highlighting the pain and injustices inflicted on the people of Kashmir and demanding their right.

The leadership that they have already coined the slogan-Kashmir ka tarjuman, Naujawan, Naujawan, and that they stand by it with the belief that youth have to take the ongoing movement forward as they are the vanguards of the movement.

The leadership also clarified that as people of Kashmir know no offer of unconditional talks came from the GoI as claimed by the Indian Home Minsiter Rajnath Singh and instead military approach has been the hallmark of this government with oppression touching all time high with killings, blinding maiming torturing harassment of youth and all almost on daily basis

It was reiterated that Anjuman-e-Auqaf, the managing body of Jamia Masjid, will not allow the repeat of the sacrilegious act commited by some masked goons last Friday and will put in their blood and sweat to protect the sanctity of the grand masjid.  The leadership also paid rich tributes to the martyrs of January 6, 1993 of Sopore where in 53 innocent civilians were killed by the government forces and announced that complete strike will be observed in Sopore on this day.