J&K Peace Forum urges politicians and religious leaders to speak out on killings of minorities in state: The Tribune India
Ravi S Singh
Tribune press service
New Delhi, October 13
The non-partisan Jammu and Kashmir Peace Forum on Wednesday called on political parties and religious leaders to take a strong stand against incitement to hatred against Kashmir’s minorities, and take concrete steps to protect them
Forum Chairman Satish Mahaldar said here that the recent targeted assassinations have frightened and shocked members of the minority community living in Kashmir.
“It is important that their confidence is restored. It is tragic that the state has failed to protect the lives of those people who preferred to stay behind despite the terrorist threat, ”Mahaldar said.
The Forum said that the majority population should ensure the promotion and protection of the identity of minorities, prevent their forced assimilation and the loss of cultures, religions and languages - the basis of the wealth of Kashmir and part of its heritage.
Urging the local Ulémas / Miwaizs Mosque committee to come forward to promote inter-community and inter-ethnic peace, the forum said they have always played an important role in preventing discrimination, assimilation, prosecution and prosecution. hostility in the wider Kashmiri society.