New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Jamiat Ulma-I-Hind -- a group of influential Islamic theologians -- on Thursday asserted that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and any separatist movement will be harmful to the people of the Valley.   

“Kashmir is an integral part of India and that all Kashmiris are our compatriots. Any separatist movement is harmful not only for the country but for people of Kashmir as well,” resolution adopted by the organisation at its General Council meeting in the national capital read.

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“We are not unmindful of the desire of Kashmiri people and their self-respect and cultural identity, it is our firm belief that the welfare of Kashmir lies in getting integrated with India,” the resolution further read.  

The statement further accused Pakistan of destroying Kashmir and said that it has made the Valley a battlefield.

“The inimical forces and the neighbouring country are bent upon destroying Kashmir. The oppressed and beleaguered people of Kashmir are stuck between opposing forces. The enemy has made Kashmir a battlefield using Kashmiris as a shield,” the statement said.

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The organisation said the situation demands that we launch peaceful initiatives to maintain peace and security in the region especially in view of repercussions of the clash of atomic powers.

Appealing for the respect of Human Rights, the organisation called for protecting the life and prosperity of Kashmiri people and use possible constitutional means for bringing back normalcy in the region.

The resolution comes in the wake of the abrogation of Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma