Srinagar, February 09 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) Jammu and Kashmir, an umbrella body of religious and social organizations, has expressed serious concern over the continued house detention of its chief, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is under house arrest since August 4, 2019, a day before Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government repealed the special status of IIOJK.
The MMU in a statement in Srinagar said such an authoritarian step of the administration to keep the Kashmir’s top religious leader under continued detention amounts to a grave violation of religious and human rights. This also hurts the sentiments and feelings of the people and devotees who visit come from far off areas of the territory with the hope to listen to the Friday sermon of the Mirwaiz at the Jamia Masjid Srinagar, it said.
The MMU members said it is a matter of concern for the people, scholars and intellectuals that the top religious leader of Kashmir is being barred from performing his religious duties and obligations.
The MMU urged the authorities to ensure unconditional release of the Mirwaiz ahead of the holy month of Shaban especially Shab-e-Baraat. It said also called for the release of other religious scholars who were arrested under draconian law, Public Safety Act, and remain lodged in different jails.
The constituent organisations of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema include Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar, Darul Uloom Raheemiya Bandipora, Grand Mufti’s Muslim Personal Law Board, Anjuman Shari Shiaan, Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Jamaat-e-Islami, Karwaan-e-Islami, Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen, Anjuman-ul-Islam, Anjuman Tabligh-e-Islam, Jamiat Hamdaniyyah, Anjuman Ulema-e-Ahnaf, Darul Uloom Qasmiya, Darul Uloom Bilaliya, Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam, Anjuman Mazharul Haq, Jamiat-ul-Aima Wal Ulema, Anjuman Aima-o-Mashaaikh Kashmir, Darul Uloom Naqshbandiyya, Darul Uloom Rasheediyyah, Ahle Bayt Foundation, Madrasah Kanz-ul-Uloom, Paerwaan-e-Wilayat, Auqaf Islamia Khurram Sirhama, Bazm-e-Tawheed Ahle Hadeeth Trust, Anjuman Tanzeem-al-Makatib, Muhammadi Trust, Anjuman Anwar-ul-Islam, Kaarwaan-e-Khatam-e-Nabuwat, Darul Uloom Syed Al Mursaleen, Anjuman Ulema and Aima Masaajid, Falah Dareen Trust Welfare Society Islamabad, Idarah Wahdat-ul-Makaatib Jammu Kashmir, Darul Uloom Imdaadiya Natipora and other contemporary religious, social and educational associations and their representatives.