Jammu & Kashmir

Three prominent Kashmiri clerics arrested, shifted to Jammu, say families

Abdul Rashid Dawoodi. [Photo: Wikimedia/ Markaz Tehreek-e- soutul Awliya]

Srinagar: Three prominent Kashmiri clerics were arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday and shifted to Jammu jail, the families of the said clerics confirmed to Free Press Kashmir.

The clerics include Moulana Abdul Rasheed Dawoodi, Moulana Mushtaq Ahmad Veeri, and Abdul Majeed Dar Almadni.

Dawoodi’s close aid Fayaz Ahmed Rizvi confirmed that he accompanied Tehreek-e-Sowtul Auliya head to the police station where Rizvi was told to leave and Dawoodi was detained. Dawoodi who originally hails from Kulgam and delivers Friday prayers in Kabamarg, Anantnag, is also the founder of a seminary in Anantnag.

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