SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 09: Asserting that there is no place for hate mongering and extremism in any civilised society, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Friday stressed upon sending across a clear message of peace and communal harmony from the state’s Legislative Assembly, which he described as one of the most powerful institutions in the country.
He said the message of inclusiveness preached by great leaders must not get eclipsed by the action of those who create panic leading to insecurity amongst the minorities of the country. “We are on the crossroads of history and have to again become torch-bearers of secularism, pluralism and tolerance in the country,” he said, while reminding people of the words of Mahatma Gandhi, who saw a ray of hope in Kashmir when the entire county was burning in a communal frenzy that led to the partition in 1947.
The Chief Minister said this while making a forceful speech in the Legislative Assembly today. He was speaking during Zero Hour while supporting a resolution moved by opposition leader and former Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, to maintain peace and communal harmony.