Grand Mufti Opposes Sectarian Universities

SRINAGAR:  Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Personal Law Board Saturday asked State Government to diisallow creation of universities on sectarian basis.

Grand Mufti Bashir-u-Din in a statement said that it is appreciable that a group comprising of Ahal-i-Hadees and Ahali-Sunat-wal-Jamat have applied for constituting separate universities, but, “we stand for a joint University and merger of all the three proposed Universities, namely, Transworld Muslim University, Shiekh-ul-Aalam University and Shah-i-Hamdan National University, so that legislators do not commit any legal mistake to divide these sects.”

The statement reads that it is the responsibility of legislators to be cautious with regard to creation of sectarian universities. “The merger of these three Universities will enhance the image of all political parties as we have seen lot of bloodshed as a result of religious conflicts and contradictions.”

When contacted, Mufti Bashir-u-Din said that he is of the opinion that all these Universities should come under one umbrella and should be given uniform administration and syllabus and nobody should be allowed to preach separate sectarian thoughts. 

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