Happenings in Pakistan a grave concern for us, J

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Srinagar, Nov 4 (UNI) Expressing concern over the spate of violence and political instability in Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt Gen (Retd) S K Sinha said there was a lesson in the happenings in the neighbouring country.

Speaking at a function in the central Kashmir district of Badgam, shortly before emergency was imposed in Pakistan yesterday, Gen Sinha said religious fundamentalism could be self-destructive, and continued violence and political uncertainty was a matter of grave concern for us all.

However, he hoped that Pakistan would soon emerge from the prevailing crisis and peace and prosperity will be established.

'' A stable and crisis-free Pakistan is imperative for peace in the whole region,'' the Governor said.

He referred to the militancy in Kashmir and said the inherent spirit of religious harmony and great Sufi heritage known as 'Kashmiryat' held key to establish a lasting peace in the Valley.

This has been a useful weapon to fight elements inimical to peace, he said, adding ''let the philosophy of Kashmiriyat transcend the borders and spread peace and love not only in Pakistan but in the whole world''.

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