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MMU to launch campaign; fight against rising drug addiction, suicide in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Aug 3 (UNI) Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulama (MMU), an amalgam of leading socio-religious organizations of Kashmir, on Tuesday said that it will launch a campaign against different evils of society, including the menace of drug addiction, rise in the number of suicide and dowry cases in Kashmir valley.

The amalgam also demanded that the administration should release its chairman Mirwaiz Maulvi Umar Farooq, who remained under house arrest since abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35 A in August 2019. “We will write a letter to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to seek release of Mirwaiz and other political leaders lodged in various jails in and outside J&K,” Grand Mufti of J&K Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam told reporters here on Tuesday.

He said strict action will be taken against any Imam who tried to create a rift between different sects of Islam. “It has been unanimously decided that keeping aside all the differences between sects, we will work together to resolve all issues. No one will be allowed to create a wage between different sects. If Imam is found involved in doing so, strict action will be taken against him,” he added.

Responding to a question about an order issued by the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, that Deputy Commissioner (DC), Srinagar will decide whether to hold Muharram procession or not, the Grand Mufti said it is for Anjuman Shari Shian to decide about the precession. The Div Com, Kashmir, had issued an order allowing Muharram procession after over three decades. However, the Div Com issued another order the next day authorizing the DC Srinagar to take a call on Muharram processions.


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