In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU), the representative amalgam of religious, social and educational organisations, has strongly denounced the authorities’ approval to the proposal for sale of alcohol in the departmental stores.
The MMU in a statement issued in Srinagar said such directives show utter disregard for the tenants of Islam as Kashmir is a Muslim-majority territory.
It said the open sale of alcohol in departmental stores will further promote addiction in Kashmir, especially among the youth, and will also encourage immoral behaviour.
While consumption of alcohol is banned in many cities of India, why is it being encouraged in Kashmir? the MMU asked the authorities, adding that they should immediately withdraw this proposal and policy on alcohol and drugs use in IIOJK.
Meanwhile, the MMU expressed resentment over the raid on the house of its Deputy Ameer Maulana Rehmatullah Mir Qasmi, Naazim-e-Aala of Darul Uloom Raheemiya in Bandipora.—KMS