MMU expresses concern over Saudi Arabia’s ban on Tablighi Jamaat

Calls for reopening of Jamia Masjid
Members of Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) during a meet. [File]
Members of Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) during a meet. [File]GK Photo

Srinagar: Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) Tuesday expressed concern over Saudi Arabia’s ban on Tablighi Jamaat and called for reopening of Jamia Masjid, Srinagar.

A statement of MMU issued here said that the meeting presided over by Mufti Nazir Ahmad Qasmi was attended by the leaders and representatives of various religious and social organisations besides noted NGOs.

It said that during the meeting it was proposed to form a sub-committee under MMU to address certain key issues being faced by the Kashmiri society.

“Serious concern was expressed over Saudi Arabia’s ban on Tablighi Jamaat and the government of Saudi Arabia was called upon to reconsider its decision,” the statement said.

It said that the MMU also expressed resentment over the controversial content published by a Delhi-based publisher ‘Jay Cee Publications’ in the History and Civics books of Class 7th.

The statement said that the meeting expressed concern over the recent scandal of the sale and purchase of children who had become orphans after their parents had died of COVID-19.

It said that the meeting underscored that the financial condition of the Imams of Masjids, Madrasas, and Muezzins was dire and needed immediate attention.

The statement said that the participants in the meeting protested against the closure of Jamia Masjid Srinagar for Friday prayers since 5 August 2021 and expressed resentment over the continuous detention of MMU chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

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