300 ulema appeal to Taliban to surrender

*Declaration says launching armed struggle against innocent, unarmed people is a sin

ISLAMABAD: Over 300 religious scholars belonging to the Sunni Tehreek Ulema Board on Monday jointly appealed to militants to surrender and stop subversive activities in the holy month of Ramazan.
In a joint declaration, ulema and mashaikh said that Ramazan-ul-Mubarak is the month of peace and blessings and noted that launching armed struggle against innocent and unarmed people is a great sin as per Islamic sharia. They said that due to the behaviour of the Taliban thousands of people of North Waziristan have been compelled to leave their homes. They urged supporters of Taliban to persuade them to announce their disassociation from armed struggle, as Islam teaches peace and respect of humanity. 
The declaration said Islamic laws can only be enforced in the country by implementing the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). The declaration said the Taliban must first implement sharia on themselves and surrender before the law. It bears the signatures of Mufti Muhammad Arif Chishti, Mufti Liaquat Ali Rizvi, Mufti Muhammad Sharafuddin Siddique, Pir Ghulam Murtaza Shakir, Sahibzada Attaur Rehman Dhanyal, Allama Khalilur Rehman Chishti, Pir Syed Waseemul Hassan Naqvi, Pir Syed Abid Hussain Shah, Allama Mujahid Abdur Rasool Khan, Mufti Qazi Saeedur Rehman, Mufti Ghulam Murtaza Mujadaddi, Mufti Muhammad Shahbaz Attari, Mufti Muhammad Ahsan Naqeebi, Mufti Asif Saeed Qadri, Mufti Muhammad Rafiur Rehman Noorani, Mufti Muhammad Ayaz Saeedi, Allama Tariq Shahzad, Allama Dr Ayaz Naeemi and Allama Riazur Rehman. 

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