In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU), the representa-tive association of religious social and educational organisations of Kashmir headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has condemned the latest arrests of Islamic scholars by Indian police across the territory.
The MMU in a statement issued in Srinagar said during the last two days, the arrest of several reli-gious scholars and preachers of Kashmir and book-ing them under draconian law Public Safety Act (PSA) is condemnable. These actions by the au-thorities are not only unjustified but are also causing severe anger among the people, it said.
The MMU reaffirmed that the main work of scholars and preachers was to propagate the religion of Islam, spread the message of humanity and love, and make positive efforts for the supremacy of truth and righteousness and the reformation of society.
The MMU demanded the release of all arrested clerics and preachers and the Hurriyat leaders and youth, languishing in different jails of India and the territory. It also reiterated its call for the release of its chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who continues to be under house arrest since 5 August 2019.
The constituent organisations of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema include Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, Darul Uloom Raheemiya, Bandi-pora, Grand Mufti’s Muslim Personal Law Board, Anjuman Sharie Shiaan, Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Jamat-e-Islami, Karwaan-e-Islami, Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen, Anjuman Himayat-ul-Islam, Anjuman Tableegh-e-Islam, Jamiat Hamadaniyah, Anjuman Ulema-e-Ahnaaf, Darul Uloom Qasmiya, Darul Uloom Bilaliya, Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam, —KMS