Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday expressed concern over loss of precious human lives and property in communal violence in Kishtwar and appealed to the people to maintain brotherhood and communal harmony.
"People should maintain brotherhood and communal harmony at any cost to frustrate designs of the forces inimical to peace," PDP President Mehbooba Mufti said in a statement here.
Jammu and Kashmir is an example of brotherhood and communal harmony and there is a need of maintaining this centuries old tradition of the state, she said.
"Kishtwar- the land of Sufis and Saints, is a symbol of peace, amity and communal harmony and there is need to further strengthen the tradition of tolerance and brotherhood among various communities living in this region," she said.
Expressing her anger over the "failure" of the state government to prevent such incidents, Mehbooba said that after "creating sectarian divide in Kashmir now the ruling party has brazenly been indulged into dividing people in Jammu region on communities lines for petty political gains."
Demanding in-depth inquiry into the whole incident of violence in Kishtwar and adjoining localities, she said those involved in instigating the people should be brought to the book.
All Parties Sikh Co-ordination Committee Chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina also demanded a high-level probe into the Kishtwar violence, while appealing people to maintain harmony and brotherhood.