Srinagar, Sept 19: A 5-member delegation of from Islamic Organisations of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday called upon Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha to discuss several issues including arrest of several religious clerics and problems faced by fruit growers.
Talking to reporters after meeting LG Sinha, one of the delegation members, Bashir Ahmad, said that they discussed several issues with the LG, which included the arrest of several religious clerics over the past few days in the Kashmir Valley and problems faced by the fruit growers.
He said that they brought these issues into the notice of LG Sinha, who gave a patient hearing to them and assured all possible help.
Meanwhile, talking to reporters, Ghulam Rasool Hami said that they raised several issues particularly the arrest of religious clerics with the LG and he gave them a positive response.
“We received a positive response from LG Sinha and hopefully religious clerics arrested on various grounds will be released soon. We also raised the issue of fruit growers, who are facing problems in transportation of their produce. The LG gave a positive response and said that government will take measures in this regard,” he said.
Notably, over the past few days several religious clerics were arrested in the Kashmir Valley, while few of them have been booked under Public Safety Act.
Later a govt handout said the delegation of United Ullmah-i-Ahlli Sunnah called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhavan, and comprised of renowned Islamic Scholars, Moulana Ghulam Mohi-u-Din Naqeeb, Moulana Ghulam Rasool Haami, Moulana Showkat Hussain Keng and Prof Bashir Ahmad Dar.
The members of the delegation discussed promotion of Reshi-Sufi culture and tradition of Jammu Kashmir, it added.
“They further put forth the demands of constitution of Madrassa Board for effective dissemination of Sufi teachings, establishment of Sheikh-ul-Aalm Research University and promotion of cultural values in schools, colleges and universities,” the statement said.
The delegation also discussed the issues of fruit growers regarding transportation of fresh fruits to other parts of the country.
The Lt Governor issued on spot directions to the concerned for hassle-free transportation of fresh fruits of Jammu Kashmir across the country.
The Lt Governor assured the members of the delegation all assistance from the UT administration for promotion of ancient Sufi teachings and values.