SRINAGAR, JULY 30: Calling the Government order directing police in Srinagar to collect details of masjids as interference in religion, PDP leader Engineer Nazir Yatoo has demanded that this order should be taken back. He appealed Masjid committees not to provide any such details to police as this is an attack on Freedom of Religion as guaranteed by constitution.
“ We strongly condemn the order of Srinagar Police Senior Superintendent wherein five zonal SPs have been directed to provide details of masjids and their managements falling within their respective jurisdictions for submission to higher authorities. This is nothing but an attack on our religion which we will resist tooth and nail “ said Yatoo
He condemned Government for asking the police to submit details like name of masjid, “ideological affiliation”, location of masjid, name of moulvis, address and name of chairman of intizamia (managing body).