Majlis-e-Ulema to seek info of tourists involved in conversion

Srinagar, Apr 18: While cautioning government against the overstay of ‘suspicious’ tourists and NGO members in valley, Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman and Patron of the Mutahida Majlis e Ulema, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has alleged that there were number of people from different countries working for conversion of religion in valley and alleged that Government was deliberately turning a blind eye towards it.
Addressing a meeting of Uleemas and members of MMU at Mirwaiz Manzil on Wednesday, Mirwaiz said, “These people from different countries are being deliberately allowed to overstay in valley even after the expiry of their tourist visas.” He warned government and said that MMA would seek information of all such NGOs and foreigners through RTI who have been indulging in such activities.
“This can’t be tolerated. We have credible information that scores of foreigners are arriving in valley on tourist visas and get indulged in conversion practice here.” Mirwaiz said, adding that government can’t be allowed to turn a blind eye towards such a ‘serious’ issue.
Mirwaiz further added that Majlis-e-Ulema has decided to constitute a committee who will have deliberations with the divisional administration on the issue. “We can’t remain mute spectators over such issues. Government has to come clean on the issue.” asserted Miwaiz.
Meanwhile Ulemas in the meeting expressed a serious concern over what it said “Government’s deliberate cover up on the issue.’’ In a statement, MMU warned people and organizations for supporting such NGO’s and foreigners. Ulemaas also expressed its concern over the increasing use of liquor in the valley and said that every conscious citizen of the valley should feel it his duty to help in checking the growing menace.


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