‘Mujahid’ Deputy Mayor Urges Youth To Follow Suit

SRINAGAR — Deputy Mayor Srinagar, Sheikh Mohammad Imran, Friday asked youth of Kashmir to prefix ‘Mujahid’ before their names.

Imran said the word ‘Mujahid’ means one who is engaged in Jihad and a protector who strikes against evil and advocates truthfulness.

“Every Muslim should be ‘mujahid’ and there is no harm in using this prefix. Jihad is a spiritual fight against the enemy. Our religion is being misinterpreted by some sections of media,” he said.

The deputy mayor in a statement said Mujahid term has been always used in a negative way by the media.

“I will use the prefix Mujahid at every place where my name will be would be used.”

“We are not terrorists. Mujahid in no way related to any kind of terrorism,” Imran said adding that Kashmiris have been exploited by the successive regimes over the years.

“Some political parties have used prefix ‘Chowkidar’ and I am not against that. I can appeal my people to use the prefix, Mujahid,” he said.

“I have changed my name on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms from Shiekh Mohammad Imran to Mujahid Shiekh Mohammad Imran. I appeal Kashmiris to follow the same,” Imran said.

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