Srinagar, Oct 12: Strongly reacting against the administration’s approval to the proposal for sale of alcohol, Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) the representative amalgam of religious social and educational organisations of Kashmir, rejected and condemned it , saying that Kashmir being a Muslim majority place ,such directives show utter disregard for the tenants of Islam.
The open Sale of alcohol in departmental stores , will further promote addiction which is a major issue in Kashmir especially among our youth , something that the authorities also claim to be concerned about. It will also encourage immoral behaviour the MMU said in the statement.
“While consumption of alcohol is banned in many states of India , why is it being encouraged here? MMU asked of the authorities. Government should immediately withdraw this proposal and policy on alcohol and drugs use in Kashmir MMU said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Majlis Ulema expressed strong resentment against the raid on the house of its Deputy Ameer Moulana Rehmatullah Mir Qasmi,the Naazim-e-Aala (Chief Administrator) of Darul Uloom Raheemiya Bandipora, statement reads.
The constituent organisations of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema include: Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid Srinagar, Darul Uloom Raheemiya Bandipora, Grand Mufti’s Muslim Personal Law Board, Anjuman Shari’an Shiaan, Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth, Jama’at-e-Islami, Karwaan-e-Islami, Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen, Anjuman Himayat-ul-Islam, Anjuman Tabligh-e-Islam, Jamiat Hamadaniyah, Anjuman Ulema-e-Ahnaf, Darul Uloom Qasmiya, Darul Uloom Bilaliya, Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam, Anjuman Mazhar-ul-Haq, Jamiat-ul-Aima Wa Ulema, Anjuman Aima Wa Mashaaikh Kashmir, Darul Uloom Naqshbandiya, Darul Uloom Rasheediya, Ahl-e-Bayt Foundation, Madrasa Kanz-ul-Uloom, Peerwan-e-Wilaayat, Auqaf Islamia Khirram Sirhama, Bazm-e-Tawheed Ahl-e-Hadeeth Trust, Anjuman Tanzeem-al-Makatib, Muhammadi Trust, Anjuman Anwar-ul-Islam, Karwaan-e-Khatam-e-Nabuwat, Darul Uloom Syed Al Mursaleen, Anjuman Ulema Wa Aima Masaajid, Falah Dareen Trust Welfare Society Islamabad, Darul Uloom Natipora Srinagar and other contemporary religious, social and educational associations.