Amarnath attack response shows no one can kill Kashmiriyat: J-K CM

"The attack on Amarnath pilgrims was an attack on our brotherhood and Kashmiriyat. It has been condemned unequivocally by people from all shades of opinion in Kashmir," Mehbooba said

By: PTI | Srinagar | Updated: July 12, 2017 6:07 pm
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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said the response of the people of the valley to the Amarnath terror attack proves that no one can kill Kashmiriyat. “The attack on Amarnath pilgrims was an attack on our brotherhood and Kashmiriyat. It has been condemned unequivocally by people from all shades of opinion in Kashmir,” Mehbooba said.

She said the way everyone condemned the attack and protested against it proves that “as much someone might try but they cannot kill Kashmiriyat”. Mehbooba said she is short of words to describe the attack on the innocent pilgrims who had come to fulfill their religious obligations.

“After many years everyone in Kashmir is on the same page on something. We all believe this is not what Kashmir stands for,” she said. Mehbooba said the aim of the attackers was to fuel communal riots in the country and pit people against each other. “I salute the people of the country for being patient.” Seven Amarnath pilgrims were killed and 21 injured in the attack on Monday evening.

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    Sudheer Thaakur
    Jul 12, 2017 at 10:52 pm
    I GET ANGRY WITH MY FELLOW CITIZENS WHO HAPPEN TO BE MUSLIMS WHO AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY REFUSE TO ACCEPT THAT THERE IS A PART OF ISLAM WHICH IS PROBLEMATIC. IN ABSENCE OF THIS ACKNOWLEDGMENT ALL THEIR DECLARATIONS OF ISLAM OF BEING PEACEFUL SOUND HOLLOW AND HYPOCRITICAL. THEIR GRIEF AT KILLINGS OF OTHER RELIGIONISTS ESPECIALLY HINDUS IN INDIA NOTHING MORE THAN A THOUGHT OUT SHAM. I WISH MUSLIMS WERE MORE HONEST ABOUT WHAT AILS THEIR RELIGION. SO WHEN THEY DECLARE THAT THOSE WHO KILLED IN NAME OF ISLAM ARE NOT MUSLIMS IT SOUNDS COMPLETELY HOLLOW AND WITHOUT CONVICTION.
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    Sudheer Thaakur
    Jul 12, 2017 at 10:52 pm
    ALL WHO TALK OF KASHMIRIYAT, GANGA-JAMUNI TEHZEEB LIVE IN TIME WARP. SYNCRETIC SUFI ISLAM IN KASHMIR STATRTED DECLINING MANY DECADES AGO. AND IN LAST HALF CENTURY THAT DECLINE HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY STEEPER. GANGA JAMUNI TEHZEEB WAS STRANGULATED TO DEATH DIED WHEN MUSLIMS OPTED FOR PAKISTAN. ALL THESE FORGET KNOWINGLY OR UNKNOWINGLY THAT ISLAM SINCE ARAB OIL SHOCK IN 70S HAS CHANGED. TODAYS ISLAM GOING UNDER LABEL OF WAHABISM IS SUPREMACIST AND EXCLUSIVIST. AND IS HUGELY POLITICAL. ISLAM FOR ITS ADHERENTS IS NOT A PERSONAL MATTER BUT A MATTER OF ITS BROTHERHOOD WITH OBJECTIVE OF ESTABLISHING DOMINANCE OF SHARIA OVER WHOLE HUMANITY WITH NO EXCEPTION. ALL THOSE QUOTES OF GANDHI ABOUT ISLAM BEING PEACEFUL ARE NO LONGER CONTEXTUAL. I STRONGLY BELIEVE HAD GANDHI LIVED TODAY AND GIVEN HIS COMMITMENT TO TRUTH HE WOULD HAVE ACCEPTED THAT AT THE VERY LEAST THERE WERE PARTS OF ISLAM WHICH WERE PROBLEMATIC.
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    Sudheer Thaakur
    Jul 12, 2017 at 10:50 pm
    I JUST HEARD MS.MUFTI SAY THAT ATTACK WAS ON OUR KASHMIRIYAT AND THOUSANDS OF YEARS OLD TRADITION OF HOSPITALITY WHERE MUSLIMS PLAY HOST TO VISITING HINDU PILGRIMS. WHAT NON SENSE. ISLAM ITSELF IS BARELY 1500 YEARS OLD. AND WHEN DID IT ARRIVE AND BECOME DOMINANT RELIGION IN KASHMIR? ON THIS POINT I DO NOT KNOW MY HISTORY BUT CAN NOT BE MORE THAT A FEW HUNDRED YEARS AGO. EVEN IF ONE WAS TO BELIEVE THE CLAIM OF MUSLIM HOSPITALITY IT CAN NOT PREDATE ISLAM BECOMING PREDOMINANT RELIGION IN THE REGION. SO THIS TRADITION WAS JUST A FEW HUNDRED YEARS OLD. AND EVEN THEN THE ISLAM THAT TOOK ROOTS IN KASHMIR WAS OF SUFI VARIETY WHICH IN APPEARANCE WAS CLOSE TO ISLAM BUT IN ITS ESSENCE WAS CLOSE TO SYNCRETIC HINDU RELIGIONS. BUT UNFORTUNATELY OVER PERIOD OF TIME SUCCESSIVE GENEARTIONS OF MUSLIMS MOVED CLOSER TO APPEARANCE ASPECT AND AWAY FROM ESSENCE AND FAULT LINES BETWEEN MUSLIMS AND FOLLOWERS OF OTHER RELIGIONS EXPANDED. AND THIS TREND GOT ACCELEARTED POST ARAB OIL SHOCK WITH ARRIVAL OF
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    Sudheer Thaakur
    Jul 12, 2017 at 10:49 pm
    HOW LONG WILL WE CONTINUE TO ACT BLIND DENYING GROUND REALITY. KASHMIRIYAT DIED LON G TIME AGO. JUST AS GANGA JUMNA TEHZEEB. IT HAS BEEN OVERTAKEN BY WAHABI ISLAM AND IS SPREADING FAST WITH EVERY NEW MORNING. I AM AFRAID MODI'S KASHMIR POLICY WILL BE MODI’S ACHILLES HEEL. I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND A LEADER WHO IS SO SHARP AND SMART OTHERWISE SEEMS TO HAVE DEVELOPED A BLIND SPOT ON KASHMIR. MAY BE ITS ALL IN DESTINY. EVERY HERO HAS A TRAGIC FLOW THAT LEADS TO HIS NEMESIS. ONLY WAY I CAN EXPLAIN THIS THAT SUDDENLY ON BECOMING PM HE HAS GOT AFFLICTED WITH GANDHITES- IMAGINING HIMSELF TO BE LEADER OF MUSLIMS THOUGH THEY HAD CLEARLY REJECTED HIM IN FAVOUR OF JINNAH. I PRAY TO GOD TO DELIVER HIM FROM THIS AFFLICTION.
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