Bloodshed no solution to Kashmir issue, urges people to untie against growing liquor, drug abuse

Srinagar, Dec 19: Karwan-e-Islami patron Alama Ghulam Rasool Hami today paid glowing tributes to Hazrat Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani popularly known as Dastgeer Sahab (RA) on the saint’s annual Urs stating that the he continues to be the torch bearer for his followers given his popularity and spirituality bestowed upoun him by the Almighty Allah.

Addressing the mammoth gathering at Dastgeer Sahab shrine at Sarai Bala here, Alama Hami said that Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) dedicated his life for Islam and attracted people toward the peaceful religion by spreading the true message of Islam and by playing the role of a social reformer.

He said that Dastgeer Sahab (RA) was a spiritual saint who worked with dedication for the spread of Islam and always laid stress on humanity, kindness, brotherhood and social service, for which the Muslims across the globe were highly indebted to him.

Alama Hami said that Dastgeer Sahab (RA) through his powerful sermons, attracted tens of thousands of people toward Islam and also with his social reforms, he helped in creating a moral and just society as a result of which, centuries after his death, the saint is being remembered world over including Kashmir and his teachings attracting all the more attention which results in the increase in his followers in this part of the world. He urged people to strengthen their relation with the great saint, who is also known as Syedul Awliya (king of saints).

Expressing serious concern over the ongoing bloodbath in Kashmir especially the killing of civilians, Alama Hami said that bloodshed is no solution to the vexed Kashmir issue and that New Delhi must engage all the groups in a concrete dialogue process for the amicable solution to the issue as per the aspirations of its people, who are suffering on all fronts.

Alama Hami also called for the united efforts for eradicating the liquor and drug menace from the society stating that growing liquor and drug abuse is eating the Kashmirs’ young generation at a great speed. He said that its time that local level committees must stand up and keep a watch on the drug abusers in their respective locality and ensure proper counselling so that youth are saved from falling into the worst menace.