Christian Missionaries Destroying Kashmiri Culture, Claims Muslim Leader


The Hurriyat Conference along with other Muslim organizations has accused the Christian missionaries of harming the youth and culture of Jammu and Kashmir.

The statement was made after a delegation from Khudai Khidmatgar and National Alliance for People’s Movement (NAPM) met Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Gilani during his house arrest in Srinagar.

In a statement issued by Khudai Khidmatgar, the Hurriyat leader said non-government organizations (NGOs) and agencies which are here in the name of voluntary services are destroying the traditional and cultural values of Kashmir.

He also alleged that some of the agencies and missionaries are doing forceful conversion by offering money and rewards to people as well as making the youth addicted to liquor and drugs.

Gilani urged the NGOs coming from several parts of India to Kashmir to first concentrate on their own places since various issues of minorities, Scheduled Caste and tribal there are unsolved.

He also said that his organization has no interest in supporting non-Kashmir organizations.

During the meeting, Gilani also highlighted the violence being committed by security agencies in the state.

He alleged that according to government statistics, 2011 was peaceful because there was less violence, but in the same year 300 to 350 Kashmiri youths were shot dead by Armed Forces.

Source: UCAN India

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