New Delhi : 7th Sep 2014
‘Sufism can stop Kashmir violence and Sufism can control the extremism in Kashmir said a Sufi delegation led by Ansar Raza of Ghareeb Nawaz Foundation.
The delegation met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and proposed that he should lead a delegation of Sufi scholars and clerics to Kashmir. Sufis would try to instill some sense in the minds of stone pelting youths,” Maulana Ansar Razaof Garib Nawaz Foundation, who led the delegation, told IANS.
Raza said the 60-odd Sufis from various khanqahs across India plan to take out a peace march in Kashmir with the Quran in one hand and the ‘Tiranga’ (Nationaltricolour) in the other.
He stressed that Sufism is the way forward in Kashmir.
“Sufism is the path of love and forgiveness. We would speak with the stone-pelting youth, and would try to convince them in the light of Quran, Hadith and traditions of great Sufi saints to abandon violence,” Raza said.
He, however, dismissed the prospect of any talks with separatists.
“How can we talk to people who are raising ‘Pakistan zindabad’ slogans? We are very clear that we would not go at their doorstep only to be turned away by them, like they did to a handful of people recently,” he said.