Agence India Press
Srinagar: Flaying National Conference President, Dr Farooq Abdullah, for advocating opening of liquor shops in Kashmir, Ameer Karwani Islami, Maulana Ghulam Rasool Hami, Friday sought a complete ban on the sale of liquor in Valley.
“ We condemn the statement . It is unfortunate that these leaders who call themselves Muslims are brazenly calling for making un-Islamic activities in Kashmir common place,” Hami said while addressing a Friday gathering at Saraibala here.
“ Islam has declared liquor as haram, and Farooq Abdullah should bear in mind that he cannot dictate terms to the Muslim majority in Jammu and Kashmir,” Hami said.
Hami said that a particular lobby was trying to “get me killed or booked under the Public Safety Act.”
“ But their devious schemes won’t prevent me from speaking out the truth,” he said.
Reacting to the Government of India’s statement that the Centre funds 374 madrassas( Islamic seminaries) in Kashmir, Hami demanded that a probe should be carried out to reveal the names of madrassas which receive such grant.
“Karwani Islami runs servel madrassas in Jammu and Kashmir but we have never received a single paisa from either the state or central government. The names of madrassas which receive such grant must be revealed through an investigation,” he said. (AIP News)