Prayers held for hanged Jamat leader

Srinagar:  People at dozens of places across city held funeral prayers in absentia for Mutiur Rahman Nizami, Ameer Jamaat Bangladesh and his other colleagues hanged by the Sheikh Hasina government.

Jamaat Islami Jammu and Kashmir had impresses upon all the preachers and imams belonging to Jamaat to enlighten the masses about the real situation and highlight the sacrifices of Jamaat Islami Bangladesh and pray to Allah for their atonement and higher status.

Eyewitnesses told CNS the clerics in hundreds of Masjids highlighted the role of Jamat Islami executed leaders and paid held special prayers for them. Terming Mutiur Rahman Nizami, Ameer Jamaat Bangladesh as a real hero of Islam, clerics said that he was a valiant and a bold leader who never accepted the hegemony of dictatorship of Hasina Wajid. 

“The leaders of Jama’at-e-Islami Bangladesh are being punished for their affection and love with Islam and Pakistan and it is moral responsibility of the government of Pakistan to raise its voice and concerns against this injustice in every possible way and try to bring this serious issue into the notice of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation,” the religious preachers maintained. 

Reports said that at scores of places in Central, South and North Kashmir, hundreds of people offered funeral prayers in absentia for Bangladesh’s Jamaat Islami leader Motiur Rahman Nizami, who was executed  for alleged crimes committed during the ‘war of independence’ from Pakistan in 1971.

Socio religious organizations as well as separatist outfits organized funeral prayers in favour of the executed leader in which hundreds of mourners participated. 

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat organized funeral prayers in absentia outside Bilal Masjid at Abiguzar Bund that was led by separatist leader Raja Mehrajuddin Kalwal. People offered funeral prayers in several parts of Old Srinagar city. Elsewhere, the funeral prayers were held at Baitul-Mukaram Baramulla, Sopore, Kupwara, Duderhama Ganderbal and Muntaki Masjid Awantipora, Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian, Tral and Pulwama. Besides offering funeral prayers in absentia, people in Tahab area of Pulwama district organized a mourning procession that was led by Islami Tanzeem-i-Azadi patron Abdul Samad Inqalabi. The march culminated at the residence of slain Hizbul Mujhadeen militant Ishfaq Ahmed Baba who was recently killed in a gunfight with Forces at Panzgam hamlet of the district. 

    Meanwhile, Syed Ali Geelani led Hurriyat Conference said that on their call people at different places in Kashmir held funeral prayers in absentia for Ameer Jamaat-i-Islami Bangladesh Moulana Motiur Rahman Nizami who was hanged by the Bangladesh government. 

  “Thousands of people after accomplishing the Friday congregational prayers in Masjid Bilal at Abi Guzar The Bund Lalchowk participated in the funeral prayers. In Srinagar the funeral prayers were led by Tehreek-e-Hurriyat senior leader Raja Mehraj-ud-din who was accompanied by Jinab Umar Adil Dar, Rameez Raja and Javaid Ahmad Baba while as Moulana Mudasir Nadwi sahab led the funeral prayers at Pantha Chowk, Umar Rafiq Mir at Lasjan, Rayees Ahmad Mir at Sadarkoot Sumbal, Salmaan Yousuf at Malpora Bandipora, Danish Mushtaq at Watpora, Master Ali Mohammad led the funeral prayers in absentia at Gund Jahangir. Tehreek-e-Hurriyat also organized funeral prayers for Shaheed Moulana Nizami at Handwara, Langate, Lal Masjid Kralpora Kupwara, Kulangam Handwara and at other district headquarters. The people on the occasion raised slogans against the tyrannical rule in Bangladesh and condemned the anti-Islam actions of the Bangladesh government.”


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