JAMMU, June 13: An impressive march was taken out in the main bazars of Jammu city this evening by different political parties and social organizations appealing people to maintain peace and religious harmony.
Prominent leaders of different political parties including Congress, NC, PDP, CPIM, CPI, IDP and other social organizations held the peace march under banner of All Parties United Morcha, led by veteran leader Sheikh Abdul Rehman, Ex-MP.
The march started from Parade Ground and passed through Moti Bazaar, Raj Tilak Road, Purani Mandi, City Chowk, Raghunath Bazaar and culminated at Raghunath Mandir Chowk.
Spreading the message of religious brotherhood, the marchers raised slogans of unity among all religions. They denounced communalism and fundamentalism in any form and asked Government to check such forces with firm hands.
The marchers appealed to all religious communities in India and especially of Jammu Kashmir to respect religious faith of each religious community and culture, customs, languages of all diverse identities, ethnicities, regions and each individual. “Do not abuse any spiritual heads and divulge in controversial religious debates,” they stressed.
Besides Sheikh Abdul Rehman, prominent among those who participated in the peace march, included Ravinder Sharma, Ved Mahajan,Yogesh Sawhney, Indu Pawar (Congress), Rattan Lal Gupta, Sheikh Bashir Ahmed, Laxmi Dutta (National Conference), Com Hari Singh, Kishore Kumar, Muzaffar Wani, (CPM) Varinder Singh Sonu, Balbir Singh (PDP), Sohit Sharma, Rohit Dharmat, Ashok Chib, Com Ashwani Pardhan, Advocate S S Sambyal, Narinder Khajuria Ch Balkar Singh, R K Kalsotra, Com Sukh Dev Singh, Nirmal Singh, Corporators Ch Dwarka and Ritu Chaudhary, Sanjeev Sharma, Adv Bhavishya Sudan, Ricky Dalotra, Dr R K Khajuria, Chander Shekhar, Ashok Bhagat, Ram Mangotra and I D Khajuria.
The participants demanded prosecution of BJP’s former spokespersons Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal and condemned police brutalities on protesters across India. They appealed all to rebuff provocation and maintain peace and harmony in India
The participants also appealed to the Supreme Court of India to take su moto cognizance of the vitiating socio-religious atmosphere and put moratorium on Mandir- Masjid conflicts as well as communal politics in India.
The Union Government and LG administration in Jammu Kashmir should act sternly against the hate mongers in human society and politics of confrontation and communal hatred should be ended, they demanded.