ll the members of the leading amalgam of socio-religious organisations MutahidaMajlis-e-Ulema (MMU) Jammu Kashmir led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, have expressed grave concern over the spike in suicide cases in Jammu & Kashmir.
In a joint statement, they said “it is tragic and a bitter fact that in Jammu and Kashmir, the social waywardness, promotion of drugs, domestic violence, family disputes, increase in divorce rate, and above all, the rising graph of suicides is a cause of great pain and anguish for every conscious human being.”
The statement said that the rising trend of suicide in Kashmir is becoming a very serious and urgent issue as young people, women and children are also choosing death over the precious blessing of life.
In Islam, ending one’s life is a serious crime, a grave sin and a cause of punishment, the MMU said, adding that it is strictly forbidden and condemned in the Holy Qur’an and the Ahadeeth as life is the trust of Allah Almighty who alone holds the authority over life and death.
The MMU has made a strong appeal to all religious and reformist organisations, scholars, preachers, imams, teachers, parents, conscious citizens and civil society members to play their positive role in this regard keeping in view the teachings and guidance of Islam. It also appealed to people, especially the youth and women, to launch a comprehensive awareness campaign to rid the Kashmiri society of these serious problems and pave the way for the prevention of such menaces.