MMU condemns fresh arrests of religious scholars across Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 17: The leading members of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU), the representative amalgam of religious social and educational organisations of Kashmir  in a joint statement have condemned the latest arrests of Islamic scholars by police and other forces across Kashmir.

The MMU in a statement said that during the last two days, arresting more than half a dozen religious scholars and preachers of Kashmir and booking them under PSA is condemnable . It said that not only are these actions by the authorities unjustified but  are causing severe anger among the people as well.

The Majlis-e-Ulema reaffirmed that the main work of scholars and preachers is to propagate the religion of Islam, spread the message of humanity and love, and make positive efforts for the supremacy of truth & righteousness and the reformation of society

The MMU demanded the release of all the arrested clerics and preachers and the leaders and youths who are languishing in prisons. It reiterated its call for the release of its patron Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq who continues to be under house arrest for the last more than three years – since 5 August 2019.

The constituent organisations of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema include: Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid Srinagar, Darul Uloom Raheemiya Bandipora, Grand Mufti’s Muslim Personal Law Board, Anjuman Shari’an Shiaan, Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Jama’at-e-Islami, Karwaan-e-Islami, Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen, Anjuman Himayat-ul-Islam, Anjuman Tabligh-e-Islam, Jamiat Hamadaniyah, Anjuman Ulema-e-Ahnaf, Darul Uloom Qasmiya, Darul Uloom Bilaliya, Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam, Anjuman Mazhar-ul-Haq, Jamiat-ul-Aima Wa Ulema, Anjuman Aima Wa Mashaaikh Kashmir, Darul Uloom Naqshbandiya, Darul Uloom Rasheediya, Ahl-e-Bayt Foundation, Madrasa Kanz-ul-Uloom, Peerwan-e-Wilaayat, Auqaf Islamia Khirram Sirhama, Bazm-e-Tawheed Ahl-e-Hadeeth Trust, Anjuman Tanzeem-al-Makatib, Muhammadi Trust, Anjuman Anwar-ul-Islam, Karwaan-e-Khatam-e-Nabuwat, Darul Uloom Syed Al Mursaleen, Anjuman Ulema Wa Aima Masaajid, Falah Dareen Trust Welfare Society Islamabad, Darul Uloom Natipora Srinagar and other contemporary religious, social and educational associations.