In a joint statement CPI (M) J&K State secretary Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami and the PDP chairman Hakeem Mohammed Yaseem have expressed serious concern over the deteriorating situation in Kisthwar and in other areas of Jammu region which led to death of two people and destruction of property. They have appealed to the people in general and political, social and religious organizations and civil society in particular to come forward and act unitedly for restoration of peace and communal harmony in the affected areas.
Any sort of discord among different sections of society does not augur well for the time tested unity, communal ethos and brotherhood between different communities in the state, they said.
They have called upon the secular democratic forces to intervene effectively to prevent the situation from deteriorating further. “We must ensure that communal and divisive forces of all hues do not succeed in dividing our people. The people must remain vigilant and should not allow themselves to get swayed by rumor mongers and provocations of divisive elements inimical to peace and tranquility.”
The administration must act and act firmly against elements desperate to disturb peace and harmony in the region, the statement added.
August 11, 2013