Forced Conversion against the Islamic teachings & breach of Constitution.
The Seminaraian and renowned Socio-Political Activist Agha Syed Karar Hashmi raised pitch against Kidnapping of a Sikh Girl from Rainawari by a Muslim boy, added that such incidents are tarnishing the image of whole Kashmir and especially Sikh-Muslim Unity.
Hashmi in a message said that beauty of Valley lies in the diversity which enrich our society and the forced conversion of Religion is violation of the Islamic teachings and also breach of the Constitution. We must never forget that It was the Sikh community who helped us in bringing students back from cities like Pune and Mumbai and organised free lunches during tough days ,both Muslims and Sikhs in valley have braved all odds together and such brotherhood should remain intact in the Kashmir for all times to come.
Karar Hashmi further said that the concept of forced marriage and forceful conversion to Islam is against Islamic teachings. Women and minorities were the most vulnerable sections of society and their rights must be safeguarded.It is duty of state to take strict action against all those involved in such incident.
Agha Karar added that every prophet had spread the message of peace and inter-faith harmony.Terrorists and extremists were neither serving Islam nor were friends of Islam. Killing of a non-Muslim or damaging their property , forceful conversion had nothing to do with Islam. But it is the responsibility of the state to protect the rights of religious minorities in Kashmir.
Requesting Sikh Community not to fall trap of communal forces, Kashmiri Muslims stand shoulder to shoulder with Sikh community in bringing back home Our proud daughter , On contrary appealing Lt Governor and other High ups to make strigent laws against forceful Religious Conversion across state. Hashmi added