‘Organise Collective Slaughter of Bovines on Eid’


“No court, Govt. or individual can prohibit what is lawful and Halaal in Islam”

SRINAGAR: An extraordinary meeting of Muslim clerics drawn from different sects under the umbrella of Mutahida- Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU), here on Thursday declared the recent court order, banning sale and consumption of beef in Kashmir as a direct interference in religious affairs of Muslims and vowed to defy the ban enmasse. 

The day long session to discuss court order and its implications was convened by Valley’s chief priest and chairman of moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at Mirwaiz Manzil in the old city.

Addressing the meeting, Mirwaiz stated that the recent court order declaring ban on beef was a clear intervention in the religious affairs of Muslims. He stated that Muslims of Kashmir have to adopt and put forward a united strategy against this move which has hurt their religious sentiments.

Mirwaiz, who also heads MMU said: “We want to communicate to the world and Kashmiris that there was no room for any anti-Islamic law in the Muslim majority Jammu & Kashmir, adding, any such court or administrative orders being implemented at the behest of communal forces of India would be met with fierce resistance”.

Mirwaiz stated that Kashmir has remained a symbol of communal harmony adding, that the majority community has protected the rights of minorities and would continue to do so. However, he warned that nobody would be allowed to play with the religious sentiments and Islamic character of Kashmir.

Mirwaiz stated that Kashmiris were facing threats on both external and internal fronts from the government and divisive communal forces. He stated that sometime the issue of settling refugees here is raked up, sometimes the Govt. wants to build separate colonies for Pandits and retired army men and sometimes it talks of rescinding Article 370 that guarantees states special status and now they have come through courts to ban beef in the state.

“All such moves are aimed at weakening the Islamic character of Kashmir”, Mirwaiz said and declared that Ulema, custodian of Masajid, Imams, religious, political and social organizations, intellectuals and law experts all stand united on this issue.

On the occasion, the MMU participants unanimously passed a resolution which, according to Mirwaiz, will be presented on Friday and Eid prayers before the Muslims of J&K.

The resolution declares that the recent ban on beef by the court was against the Islamic codes and direct intervention in the religious affairs of Muslims. While rejecting the ban on beef, MMU has also urged the people to reject this verdict of the court as no court, government or individual can prohibit what is lawful and Halaal in Islam.

The MMU also asked the government to come clear on its mysterious silence on the issue.

The resolution also demanded that liquor should be completely banned in the Muslim majority state of Jammu and Kashmir as its sale and consumption is prohibited by Islam.

They also warned the Govt, particularly the police to desist from harassing or stopping people to slaughter, eat or sell bovines or else a full-fledged public agitation against the Govt. will be started.

The MMU also called upon the people to organise collective slaughtering of bovine on the coming occasion of Eid-Ul-Azha in Eidgahs and other places all across the state to fulfil their religious obligations and register protest against the court order.

Noted Ulema, heads of religious institutions, intellectuals, law experts who participated in the MMU meet included: President Bar Association Mian Qayoom, Jamaat Islami leader Zahid Ali, Itihadul Muslimeen president Maulana Masroor Abbas Ansari, Jamiat-e-Ahli Hadees representative, Mufti Azam Muhammad Yaqoob Baba, Darul Uloom Raheemia Bandipora chief patron Maulana Rahmattulah Mir Al Qasmi, Anjuman Sharie Shiayan representative Aga Mujtaba Al Mosvi, Anjuman Himayat ul Islam leaders Moulana Showkat Hussain Kaing and Moulana Khurshied Ahmad Qanoongo, Darul Uloom Bilaliya’s Mufti Abdul Rashid, Mufti Muhammad Imran, Anjuman Tableegul Islam General Secretary Ghulam Muhammad Sohriwardi, Molvi Ali Akbar, Anjuman Mazhar ul Haq Beerwah Moulana Latief Ahmad Bukhari, Islamic Study Circle patron Dr Yousuf ul Umar, Tehreeq Imamia Kashmir’s Ghulam Ali Gulzar, Jamia Majid Bijbehara Imam Mufti Zia ul Haq Nazmi, Jamia Masjid Handwara Imam Mufti Nizam ud Din Nadvi, Prof Dr Abdul Rehman War, Anjuman Ulama Ahnaf President Peerzada Akhzar Hussain, Darul Uloon Tral patron Noor ud Din Trali, Darul Uloom Sopore patron Bashir ud Din Qasmi, Mufti Tanveer Ahmad Shah Sopori, Moulana Shabir Ahmad, Moulana Showkat Ahmad, Markazi Jamia Masjid Shopian Imam Moulana Rizwan Ahmad Mir, Kanzrul Uloom speaker Rangil Ganderbal Moulana Mushtaq Ahmad Naqashbandi, Imam Naqashband Sahib Prof Moulana Tayab Kamli, Qari Muhammad Aslam Rahemi, Moulnana Nasrullah Shah, Aijaz Ahmad Rahemi, Moulana Abdul Baseer Samoon, Molvi Mushtaq Ahmad, Mufti Ghulam Rasool Samoon, Idara Mohsin Alameen International patron Mir Bashir Ahmad, Madrasa Shamsul Huda patron Mufti Sayeed Ahmad Bukhari, International Khatm-e-Nabuwat president Moulana Muhammad Amin, Darul Uloom Sidiqiya Srinagar Mufti Aijaz Ahmad Parray, Peerzada Bashir Ahmad, Iman Masjid Sopore Mufti Showkat Ahmad Rashidi, Sabeel ul Huda Bemina Srinagar Nazim Mufti Aijaz ul Hassan Banday, Mufti Muhammad Shafi Al Qasmi, Ahlul Bait Foundation’s Fida Hussain Hussaini, Mufti Aijaz Ahmad Masoodi, Central University Kashmir Shah Muhammad Asgar Lolabi, Moulna Riyaz ul Haq Qasmi, Moulna Anzar Muhammad Lolabi, Qazi Muhammad Shabir Tangdar Kupwara, Moulna Syed Muhammad Peer Imam Markazi Jamia Masjid Shivpora, Molvi Ifthikar Ahmad Shah, Mufti Tanveer Ahmad Shah, Shiekh Muhammad Yaseen Qadri Gulshahabad, Mufti Tariq Ahmad, Advocate Burhan Qureshi, Molvi Muhammad Ramzan, Moulnana Abdul Rashid Amini Gangan, Moulna Ishtaq Hussain, Fayaz Ahmad, Molvi Shabir Ahmad Nadvi, Molvi Nissar Ahmad Raja, Aga Syed Muhammad Al Mosvi Al Safvi, Moulana Ghulam Nabi Shah Jamia Ahlihadees, Mufti Parvaiz Ahmad, Molvi Nazir ud Din, Molvi Abdul Rashid, Qazi Aijaz Ahmad Qasmi, Abdul Rehman Bhat former Gen Sec Jamiat Ahl Hadees, Mir Ghulam Rasool besides others.

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