MMU calls for shutdown on Saturday

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Srinagar, Mar 12: Muttahid-e-Masjlis Ulema on Tuesday called for a complete shutdown on Saturday and protest after Friday prayers in response to summon issued by National Investigation Agency (NIA) to Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and ban on Jama’at-e-Islami.
The MMU addressed media persons Tuesday at Mirwaiz Manzil here at Rajouri Kadal.
Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam condemned the summoning of Mirwaiz and ban on Jamaat-e-Islami and appealed people to observe complete shutdown on Saturday to protest against the moves.
He also called for protests post Friday congregational prayers against such moves.
Prior to addressing media persons, Mutahida Majlise Ulema chaired an extra ordinary meeting under the leadership of Mufti Azam Nasirul Islam at historic Mirwaiz Manzil Rajouri Kadal in which Imams, Khateebs and religious scholars from across the valley participated with regard to the NIA notice sent to the chairman of the Mutahida Ulema council and Mirwaiz of Kashmir Mohammad Umar Farooq.
The meeting also discussed the grave prevailing situation in Kashmir especially the extreme assault by New Delhi on the pro resolution leadership socio religious organisations and cadres, and new wave of repression on people of Kashmir.
Those who participated include Jammu & Kashmir Majlis Itehaad-i-Millat, Ittihaad-ul-Muslimeen,Himayat-ul-Islam, Anjuman Tableegul Islam, Ahlibait Foundation, Darul Uloom Raheemiya Bandipora, Jamiat Ulema, Jamat-i-Islami, Anjuman-e- Sharie Shiyaan,Karvan Islami International, Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid , Muslim Personal Law board Jammu and Kashmir, Darul iftah wal qaza Shariat Islami Bijbehara, Idara Mohsin Aalmeen International, Aastan-i- Aalia Peer Dastageer Sahib Khanyar, Anjuman Nusratul Islam, Anjuman Ulema-i-Ahnaaf, Rabita Aimah Masajid Jammu and Kashmir
After discussion, a unanimous resolution was passed by the Mutahida Ulema Council.

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