Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today expressed their dismay over the stone throwing incident in Shopian where a school bus carrying children was targeted by some unscrupulous elements.
“Our strength lies in discipline. We should keep strict vigil against those involved in these incidents. In resistance movements we need to demonstrate our mature thinking and follow discipline,” Geelani said in a statement today.He appealed to the youth for introspection and demonstration of discipline.
“On one hand, the dogmatic forces, while trampling all ethics, term Kathua girl’s brutal murder and rape as a ‘small matter’ and on the other, while pelting stones at innocent kids we are providing opportunities to these forces to tarnish the image of our movement,” Geelani said. “We are passing though a crucial phase and it is sensible to move forward and follow discipline with complete wisdom,”
Mirwaiz said that stone throwing incident in Shopian on a school bus was quiet disturbing. “One fails to understand why a school bus carrying children was targeted,” Mirwaiz said adding those who indulge in such hooliganism should realize that these actions tarnish our movement and provide an opportunity to our adversary to defame it.“It is the duty of each Kashmiri to safeguard the people’s movement for which immense sacrifices are being given and do not do things that will be detrimental to it in any way”.