‘I think the blood of humans and humanity has become cheap in Kashmir,’ says Grand Mufti on targetted killings

Srinagar, June 04: Condemning the recent targetted killings in Kashmir, Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam on Friday said i think the blood of humans and humanity has become cheap in Kashmir, demanded a probe into such a “heinous crime” and urged the people to maintain brotherhood between communities as every religion emphasises the security of every human, ANI reported.

He also expressed pain over the recent killings by militants in the valley and said that blood of humans and humanity has “become cheap in Kashmir”.

“Islam, in fact, every religion, emphasises the security of every human. If there is an issue, it should be resolved but looking for a solution by spilling blood is against humanity. I think the blood of humans and humanity has become cheap in Kashmir,” the Grand Mufti of Kashmir told ANI.

He said the security of people working in the Valley is the responsibility of local residents.

“It (probe) should be done. Until culprits are identified and their intentions are found out…why would they want to do that to a Bihari labourer, besides creating a law and order situation. Their security is our (responsibility),” he said.

The Grand Mufti further emphasized the need to maintain amity and brotherhood between communities and deplored the killings.

“Every killing is deplorable and it is a heinous crime. I feel pain about such killings. I want people to understand that we have to maintain brotherhood between communities. We shouldn’t allow miscreants to create an atmosphere of mistrust,” Kashmir’s Grand Mufti told ANI.

“We have to work together to find out who is behind such things. The questions need to be answered,” he added.

Referring to Kashmiri Pandits, he said they shouldn’t go and stay in the Valley. “We have been making lamentable cries about their return for the last 30 years. Now they have returned and they should stay with us with peace and dignity,” Nasir-ul- Islam said.

“I don’t see complete peace here. Yes, the tourists have returned, and normalcy has returned to Kashmir to some extent. But we want to see complete peace and prosperity in Kashmir. But the situation is fragile,” he said.