ISLAMABAD: The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, has stressed for priority in assistance to the flood-affected non-Muslims in the territory.
Syed Ali Gilani at a meeting of the Central Relief Committee (CRC), constituted by his forum, in Srinagar said, non-Muslims are also part of Kashmir and their welfare has to be our preference, Kkashmir Media Service reported.
“Pandits, Sikhs, Buddhists and Christians of the territory are our brothers and it is our duty to take care of them in this hour of grief,” he stated.
During the meeting, the Chairman of Central Relief Committee, Peer Saifullah, presented reports of different districts to Syed Ali Gilani and received instructions for the future.
The veteran leader informed the officials about his meeting with a Pandit delegation from Ompora area of Badgam, seeking his cooperation in ending their difficulties created by recent floods.
The veteran leader instructed Hurriyet activists to make a separate list of all the flood-affected non-Muslims of the occupied territory and help them on priority basis.
“There should not be any kind of negligence in this work because it would be against the soul and spirit of Islam,” he told the Relief Committee.
“Syed Ali Gilani sent a delegation comprising Peer Saifullah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Yousuf Mujahid and Raja Meraj-ud-din to Ompora.
The delegation members distributed eatables and other relief material to more than 30 Pandit families and assured them of every possible help,” a statement issued by his forum after the meeting said.