Jamia Incident: JRL Holds Meet, Mehbboba Calls Mirwaiz


SRINAGAR — The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising both factions of Hurriyat Conference kled respectively by Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq besides Muhammad Yasin Malik on Monday held a meeting at Geelani’s Hyderpora residence in view of the recent desecration of Jamia Masjid pulpit by some masked youth.

Mirwaiz and Malik reached at the Geelani’s residence on Monday and held a detailed meeting over the Jamia Masjid incident. The trio also discussed various other things, reports said, adding Mirwaiz and Malik drove towards Jamia Masjid after the meeting.

At Jamia Masjid, while addressing people, Mirwaiz asked people to be vigilant and ‘expose the black sheep involved in the act.’

Meanwhile, former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday rang up Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and conveyed her outrage over the desecration of historic Srinagar Jamia Masjid.

Taking to Twitter, Mehbooba said Jamia Masjid and its pulpit are the most important landmarks of Kashmir’s religious and cultural moorings.

 “Appearance of a few youth with IS flag in Jama Masjid Srinagar is desecration of the most important institution of Kashmir’s religious, social life. Called @MirwaizKashmir, Umar sahheb to convey my outrage,” Mehbooba wrote on her twitter handle.

She added: “Jama Masjid & its pulpit are most important landmarks of our religious, cultural moorings. Can’t allow barbaric forces to defile it in the name of Islam.”

Jama Masjid & it’s pulpit are most imp landmarks of our religious, cultural moorings. Can’t allow barbaric forces to defile it in the name of Islam

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