Kargil: Thousands of Muslims staged a protest in Kargil after Friday prayers against former Shia Waqf Board chief Waseem Rizvi who has filed a petition for removal of 26 verses from the Holy Quran.
The call for protest was given by Anjuman Jamiat-ul-Ulama Isna Asharia Kargil-Ladakh. The protest was also held in Drass area of Kargil where Sunni and Shia clerics led the protest against Rizvi and demanded his immediate arrest.
In Kargil, the protest was led by President Anjuman Jamiat-ul-Ulama Isna Asharia Kargil-Ladakh, Sheikh Nazir Mehdi.
Thousands of people after the culmination of Friday prayers hit to road and raised slogans against Waseem Rizvi. The protesters also burnt the photographs of Rizvi whom they called a lunatic who has lost his state of mind.
The protesters said nobody would be allowed to make such “anti-Quran” remarks.
They demand the arrest of Rizvi for claiming in his plea in the Supreme Court that the 26 verses of Quran he has sought to be removed were added in the Holy book later and they are used to promote violence.
The protesters said that Rizvi is a criminal against whom the Central Bureau of Investigation is probing his illegal sale, purchase and transfer of Waqf properties in Prayagraj and Kanpur districts. “The agency has also registered two FIRs against Wasim Rizvi.”
Meanwhile, protests were also held in Valley against Rizvi.
Large number of people participated in these protests. They demanded arrest of Rizvi without any delay.
Protest demonstrations continued on Friday across Kashmir against the blasphemous move by former chairman of Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board Waseem Rizvi.
Reports said massive protests were held in different parts of Valley in ehich thousands of people participated.
Anjuman Shari Shian president Aga Syed Hasan led a protest in Central Kashmir’s Budgam. In his address he termed Rizvi as devilish and immoral. He said that any statement or action against the dignity of the Holy Quran that hurts the feelings of the Muslims would not be tolerated.
Mirwaiz Molana Amir-ud-Din Shah led a strong and collective protest against the evil act of Wasim Rizvi in Charar-e-Sharif.
Protest demonstration against the evil act of Rizvi were also held in Pulwama, Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Baramulla, Kupwara and parts of Srinagar. (KNT)