Jamia Masjid pulpit desecration: JRL hold meeting, Mirwaiz asks people to ‘expose black sheep involved in the act’

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Monday held a meeting at Geelani’s Hyderpora residence in view of the recent desecration of Jamia Masjid pulpit by some masked youth.

Mirwaiz and Malik reached at the Geelani’s residence on Monday and held a detailed meeting over the Jamia Masjid incident. The trio also discussed various other things, reports said, adding Mirwaiz and Malik drove towards Jamia Masjid after the meeting.

At Jamia Masjid, while addressing people, Mirwaiz asked people to be vigilant and ‘expose the black sheep involved in the act.’

Earlier, former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti rang Mirwaiz to express her outrage over the incident.

After the Friday congregational prayers last week, a group of masked boys entered the Jamia Masjid and desecrated the pulpit of the mosque.

The incident took place in Jama Masjid in the afternoon after the namazis had left. In the meantime his associates videotaped it.

In the video which was widely shared on social media, the hooligans can be seen on the Mimbar (Pulpit) of the mosque waving the ISIS flag. They can also be heard chanting slogans in favour of ISIS (Daulat-e-Islam).

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Religious body Anjuman Auqaf, Jama Masjid, had strongly condemned the incident.

“This clearly indicates that this incident was deliberate and planned. It has naturally led to shock and deep resentment among people and deeply hurt their sentiments associated with the mosque,” Auqaf had said in a statement.

“The attempt to desecrate Jamia mosque by this lumpen group of hooligans, whose identity is not known as yet as they hide it behind masks, nor the identity of those is known on whose behest they are indulging in these shameful acts, is strongly condemnable. It shows utter disregard of this group of miscreants for Islamic institutions, values and Islamic teachings. Such elements not only malign the name of Islam but also abuse it.”

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