Kashmir Always Promotes Communal Harmony: Aga Muntazir

 Srinagar, June 22(KNS): Jammu and Kashmir Anjuman-Sharie Shian President Aga Syed Hassan’s representative on Interfaith Dialogue Chapter, Aga Syed Muntazir Mehdi, attended the 9th Peace and Reconciliation Conference in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

While presenting his paper on ‘Role of Interfaith Dialogue in Conflict Resolution,’ Aga Muntazir argued that interfaith dialogue is a process involving open and respectful exchanges between individuals of different faiths, the statement issued to KNS reads.

It aims to increase understanding, clarify misconceptions, and encourage respect for others' beliefs, it added.

“In today's world, where religious affiliations often intersect with socio-political and ethnic identities, leading to complex conflicts, interfaith dialogue emerges as a tool for peace-building and conflict resolution. Historically, Kashmir has been a melting pot of diverse religious and cultural influences, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. This confluence of traditions has fostered a unique Kashmiriyat—a shared sense of identity and cultural ethos that emphasizes harmony and brotherhood among all Kashmiris, regardless of their religious beliefs," statement reads.

This ethos is an example of how diverse religious communities can coexist peacefully, supporting and enriching each other, it added.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp Channel
While highlighting the role of Founder Chairman Anjuman Interfaith Dialogue Chapter Khomeini E Kashmir Aga Syed Hassan Mosavi Al-Safvi and Mirwaiz Kashmir Dr. Moulana Muhammad Umar Farooq, Muntazir Mehdi said central to this tradition of communal harmony are the pulpit of Jamia Masjid in Srinagar and Markaz e Imam Bargha Budgam, symbols of the region's pluralistic ethos.

The sermons delivered from these places by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Aga Hassan emphasize the values of peace, brotherhood, and coexistence, resonating with the teachings of Islam and reflecting the broader Kashmiri commitment to communal harmony, it also said.

He highlighted the role of religious leadership in promoting communal harmony, offering insights for other regions grappling with similar issues, statement to KNS reads.

It underscores the importance of embracing our shared humanity and the universal values that unite us, despite our diverse religious beliefs. Aga Muntazir concluded, it added. (KNS)

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