Srinagar, Jan 14: Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) today reacted strongly to the J&K administration’s order asking students, faculty members, and staff of all colleges to compulsorily participate in the practice of ‘Surya Namaskar’.
In a statement issued here, MMU said that authorities are well aware that J&K is a Muslim majority state and Muslims “will not-like people of other religions participate in religious practices of other religions.”
The religious amalgam said that to deliberately force people to do so by issuing directives is “mischievous.”
“The rulers should be clear that this is completely unacceptable to the Muslims of the state who will never yield to such highhandedness. It said that Muslims of JK are respectful of all religions and believe in harmonious coexistence but will never yield to any pressure, if and when there is any interference in matters related to their faith,” MMU said
MMU said that it is quite sad and projects the sorry state of affairs pervading in the country that while the religious practice of one religion gets promoted and imposed in the name of peace, “other gets banned and barred in the name of threat, the MMU said, pointing towards repeated closure of Jamia Masjid Srinagar.
“The recent open call to the genocide of Muslims of India by a religious conference in Haridwar and the silence of the state in this regard is a shocking case of bigotry and discrimination against Muslims,” MMU said.
The amalgam said that Muslims of J&K, at no cost, are going to ‘give in’ to the diktats of the Government.