Some elements at behest of agencies indulged in rowdyism, says JRL on desecration of Jamia Masjid pulpit

‘Motive of agencies is to weaken people’s movement for right to self determination’

Video shows hooligans on the Mimbar (Pulpit) of the mosque waving the ISIS flag

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has strongly condemned the incident that took place after Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid Srinagar, and stated that such anti-Islamic acts would not be tolerated at any cost.

The statement came after a group of masked boys entered the Jamia Masjid and desecrated the pulpit of the mosque, following the Friday congregational prayers.

The incident took place in Jamia Masjid in the afternoon after the namazis had left. In the meantime his associates videotaped it.

In the video which has been widely shared on social media, the hooligans can be seen on the Mimbar (Pulpit) of the mosque waving the ISIS flag. They can also be heard chanting slogans in favour of ISIS (Daulat-e-Islam)

JRL has said that it is not the first time that such a shameful act of hooliganism has been done.

“In the past too, some elements at the behest of certain agencies and handlers have indulged in rowdyism and hooliganism in and outside the Jama Masjid.”

JRL said that the motive of these agencies is to weaken and disunite the ongoing people’s movement of the right to self determination.

“These elements are being used to divert this just movement by changing its basic nature and character under the pretence of perusing some global agenda. Such an agenda will only strength the narrative of our adversary and justify its oppression against us.”

JRL stressed upon people particularly youth to be cautious of this propaganda of vested elements and understand the motive behind such acts that only strengthen our adversary and stay away from it can only cause harm to our movement and the sacrifices given by the lakhs of people.

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