Srinagar: In involved Kashmir, India is notwithstanding smothering petition pioneers (pesh imams) as it has captured a few pastors and is checking mosques, starting worries of a religious crackdown.

Mohammed Ameen, a petition chief at Jamia Masjid in Awantipora, Pulwama, was removed by Indian police in August before Eid-ul-Azha. It was a dim Eid for her 11-year-old little girl, Saeed Mutaiba, as she returned home from a short excursion at her granddad’s home and thought about capture of her dad.

She, her mom and her 6-year-old sibling have over and over visited the police headquarters to request for his discharge however without much of any result.

In June, the police captured a priest in Kupwara locale. In March, two imams in Pulwama were captured. The leader of a religious body was denied an international ID. Since August 5, cops in casually dressed are likewise recording the Juma lessons, law implementation authorities yield. On Eid, Jamia Masjid and the Hazratbal Shrine – two of Kashmir’s most notable Muslim religious spots – were closed.

Gifts made to Baitulmal, the philanthropy support in mosques, are being checked. Police are soliciting pastors to tell subtleties from relatives. Their financial balances are being investigated, authorities state.

Others, as Jamia Masjid imam Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, have been kept on various occasions in the course of recent decades. Yet, prior Indian governments have attempted to maintain a strategic distance from the feeling that they’re against religious bodies.

This February however, India prohibited the Jamaat-e-Islami. What’s more, presently, despite ideological affiliations, all imams and mosques are under vigil. In September, religious parades for Muharram were restricted in Kashmir.


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