MMU Holds Extraordinary Meeting For Shia-Sunni Unity

Reiterates call for release of Mirwaiz from 3 year long house detention

Srinagar- In connection with the holy days of Ashura in the ongoing month of Muharram-ul-Haram, the Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday held an emergency and extraordinary meeting of the Shia-Sunni Coordination Alliance at the office of the Central Jama Masjid Srinagar, which was presided over by the MMU district president Islamabad (Anantnag) and scholar Dr Peerzada Muhammad Sameer Shafi Siddiqui.
In view of Ashura-e-Muharram, the speakers stressed the consolidation and promotion of unity between the two major sects of Muslims – Shia and Sunni, and in this context, they strongly condemned the uploading of offensive and seditious statements by some evil elements on social media. It was made clear that there is no option but to rein in such unrestrained elements and called for moral action against those elements who from time to time are seeking to create divisions and sow the seeds of disunity between the Kashmiri nation, a MMU statement for the press said.

In the meeting, the statement further added, the distinguished speakers presented several concrete and important suggestions to strengthen the cause of inter-Muslim unity in Jammu and Kashmir at all levels to be be followed in the near future.

The speakers in the meeting emphasised that during Ashura, Muslims must keep the torch of unity among them lit at all costs and thwart the plans of the anti-unity elements with their thoughts and actions.

During the meeting, the speakers, according to the statement, strongly reacted to the completion of three years of illegal and arbitrary detention of the founder and patron of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq, and appealed to the ruling class and the responsible people of the world community use their offices to press for the release of Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir so that he can discharge his official responsibilities towards the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Those who participated in the meeting included Haji Ghulam Muhammad Nagoo of Anjuman Sharie Shiayan, Bashir Mohsin of Shia Association, Haji Muhammad Amin, Muhammad Yusuf Wani, Sajid Hussain Mir, Moulana Khursheed Ahmed Qanungo of Anjuman Himayat-ul-Islam, Peer Rehmatullah of Bazm-e-Tawheed Ahle Hadees, Moulana Syed Waris Shah Bukhari, the head of the Markazi Raabta Aima Wa Masaajid Jammu and Kashmir (Central Coordinator of the Imams of the mosques of Jammu and Kashmir), Mufti Ghulam Rasool Samoon of Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid Srinagar, Civil Society Kashmir’s Syed Shakeel Ahmed Qalandar, social activist Showkat Ahmad Khanyari, Qari Muhammad Aslam Raheemi, Syed Ghulam Nabi Bukhari Trali, notrd journalist Imdad Saqi, Abdul Qayoom Wani, Muhammad Ashraf Dar, Tariq Ahmad Zagar, Tariq Ahmad Khan, Farooq Ahmad and the MMU Secretary Moulana M S Rehman Shams besides others.

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