JAMMU, Sept 20: The Muslim Federation Jammu today suggested to members of its community to keep away from partaking in ‘such activities’ on the occassion of Eid-ul-Azha that hurt the sentiments of members of other faiths.
The Muslim Federation in Jammu held a meeting and then made this appeal today under the chairmanship of Abdul Majid and was attended by prominent people of the Muslim community. To the present members Majid advocated against the ‘anti-social elements’ who belong to the majority as well as the minority communities in Jammu Province and said that this was the easiest way to maintain communal harmony in the region.
“We are thankful to the majority community of this region for providing its full support in maintaining brotherly atmosphere on several occasions but there are some misled persons who exploit the community for their political and personal interests, he observed.”
On the issue of cow slaughtering, the federation expressed grave concerns and appealed to the Muslims of Jammu province not to take any ‘unwarranted steps’ on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, which may hurt the sentiment of brethren community.
The federation criticised the government for the alleged failures in tackling the sensitive issue, which damages the communal harmony in the region.
The meeting was attended by the representatives of Anjum-IImamia Jammu, Anjuman Haideri New Plot Jammu, secretary Gujjar Islahi Committee, District president Ahle Hadees, chairman Masjid Committee, Lakhdata Bazar Jammu, Khalid Hussain (Ex DC), Sheikh Mehmood Ahmed (Retd SSP), Nasir Ahmed Mir (president Transport Union), and representatives of other Muslim organizations.