|EARLY TIMES REPORT|
JAMMU, Jan 20: After a promising performance against prominent political parties in the recent DDC elections, Jammu & Kashmir Nationalist Peoples’ Front is marching ahead to contribute more constructively to the state.
The members of the party, inspired by The Art of Living and blessings of global spiritual leader, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, organized an important confluence of the prominent Muftis, Maulavis and Khatibs here today at Gujjar Charitable Trust hall Channi Himmat Bye Pass Jammu.
The conference was inaugurated by the Lt Governor J&K, Manoj Sinha, who was chief guest and the keynote speaker on the occasion.
“While we have controlled radicalization with all of your collective efforts, it still needs attention because of the pace at which it is spreading with the help of technology,” Manoj Sinha said, “It will be a mistake to associate it with a community. If we look at it like drug addiction then we can follow the right direction, in my opinion,” he added. He further said, “This program has been organized in view of national integrity, to bring collective energies of the citizens together, to self-introspect and to take citizens in the right direction, and I appreciate this effort.”
Sinha also mentioned the need for messages from prominent figures like Abdul Salam, Maqbool Shervani, Salim Malik, Israr Ahmed to be included in chapters of peace and harmony in schools and Madrasas.
He said that this conference and the discussions with eminent scholars will lead to national integration and positivity among the people. He mentioned that radicalization should not be connected with one community rather the correct way to see it is connecting with drug addiction. “The voice for peace has risen from this platform and we want to send this message to all of Kashmir, across the border and this world that we are brothers and we will coexist peacefully like this together,” said Sheikh Mujjaffar, President, Jammu and Kashmir Nationalist People’s Front.
The conference on Deradicalization, opened with addresses by Mufti Ajaz Sahib, Mufti Noorani, Mufti Muzafar and Nazir Ahmad Soibug Badgaum.