MMU Renews Call For Release Of Mirwaiz

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Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq | File Photo

Srinagar: Jammu & Kashmir Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU), an amalgam of prominent religious organisations on Tuesday reiterated their demand for release of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq saying that the ‘arbitrary’ house arrest of Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman was a matter of concern for Valley Muslims and religious organisations.

In a meeting held at Mirwaiz Manzil, Rajouri Kadal on Tuesday, the MMU leaders conveyed their strong dismay over the continuous house arrest of the Mirwaiz due to which the pulpit of Jamia Masjid has gone silent, an MMU spokesperson said. He said the meeting presided by administrator of Darul Uloom Raheemiya Bandipora, Moulana Muhammad Rehmatullah also termed the arbitrary house arrest of Mirwaiz as a matter of concern for the Muslims of the valley and for all the religious organisations as well.

“All MMU representatives during the meeting strongly demanded the immediate release of the beloved religious leader of J&K and Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq so that he fulfils his responsibilities the Institution of Mirwaiz enjoins upon him,” the MMU spokesperson said.

The meeting, he said also deliberated upon the serious challenges faced especially by the youth who “are being pushed to mental agony and other miseries due to the prevailing situation,”

The MMU spokesperson said that the participants stressed that under such grave circumstances people, especially youth must fight with conviction the present challenges by adopting Uswa-e-Rasool (SAW) and forge unity among their ranks and file

Taking strong exception the growing wave of Islamophobia at the global level wherein Islam, Muslims and Qur’an are being deliberately targeted, the MMU spokesperson said that the participants made it clear that Islam was not only a religion which preaches humanity above all, but it’s history is witness that it always advocates peace on the globe, and considers the whole of humanity as a single entity.

“As such, there is a dire need for religious scholars and youth to spread this message of Islam and fulfil their responsibilities in view of the Uswa-e-Rasool (SAW),” they remarked, as per the spokesperson.

At the end of the meeting Moulana Rehmatullah presented a resolution which was passed unanimously.

The representatives who participated in the meeting included, Anjuman Himayat-ul-Islam patron Moulana Showkat Hussain Keing; Agha Syed Muhammad Hussain of Anjuman Shari’e Shi’an Budgam; Mufti Nazir Ahmad Qasmi, Sheikh-ul-Hadeeth and head Darul Uloom Raheemiya; Mufti Muhammad Yaqoob Baba Al-Madni, Head Mufti Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadeeth Jammu & Kashmir; Moulana Ali Akbar, principal Anjuman Tableegh-ul-Islam; Moulana Abdul Haq Owaisi, general secretary Himayat-ul-Islam; Mufti Ghulam Rasool Samoon of Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid; Moulana Fayaz Ahmad Raheemi; Moulana M S Rehman Shams and several others, the MMU spokesperson added.

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