Family, religious groups in IIOJK demand scholar’s release

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the family and relatives have demanded immediate release of prominent religious scholar, Maulana Manzoor Malik.

Maulana Manzoor Malik was arrested by the Indian police three days ago in Pattan area of Bara-mulla district.

“The police arrived at Malik’s residence on 9th Muharram and he was summoned to visit the police station next day and was detained and since then he is under detention,” a family member told media men

Maulana Manzoor Malik also leads the Friday congregational prayers at a local mosque in Pattan.

Meanwhile, the Majlis-e-Ulema Imamia Jammu Kashmir condemned his arrest in the holy month of Muharram and demanded his release at the earliest.

“The administration cannot suppress the voice of mourners by arresting the Muslim leaders from their communities,” the socio-religious organization said.—KMS

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