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People in Kashmir were peace loving: Kerala Guv

People in Kashmir were peace loving: Kerala Guv


Says whatever happened in Kashmir was directed from across border

Srinagar, Jul 27 (KNO): Governor of Kerala Arif Mohammed Khan on Thursday said that people in Kashmir were peace loving and the violence that occurred here was directed from the across border.

He said this while speaking to the media on the sidelines of the National Convention on Sufism in Srinagar. Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, presided over the conference organised by the Cluster University of Srinagar in collaboration with J&K Academy of Arts, Culture, and Languages.

“Not even the slightest doubt I ever had about Kashmir, I know the place when I was in the Home Ministry. People in Kashmir did not know about crime and they had no connection with the violence. Whatever happened here was because of cross border and the results are in front of us”, Khan said according to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

He said that during his time in Home Ministry in 1985, the ratio of jail officials was higher than the prisoners at Srinagar’s central jail.

Khan said that those who were indulged in digging pits for people, they themselves fell into that and don’t have a way out to come of that now.

According to a government spokesperson, Khan, in his address, remembered the invaluable contributions of Lal Ded, Nund Rishi, Sufis, and Saints from Jammu & Kashmir in strengthening the spirit of unity and oneness.

Their teachings and writings will continue to be the beacon of light for humanity, the Governor of Kerala said.

“Our ancient heritage teaches us peace, love, and humanity. The people of all religions, all sects are one family. The continuity of our culture, values, and traditions is the biggest power of India that empowers our great nation to flourish”, he added—(KNO)

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