Welcoming Twin Cleric PSA Quashing, Bukhari Seeks Mirwaiz Release


SRINAGAR: Apni Party President Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, on Friday welcomed the release of two prominent religious leaders in the valley; Moulana Abdul Rashid Dawoodi, the head of Tehreek-e-Sout-ul Auliya, and Moulana Mushtaq Ahmed Veeri, affiliated with Jamiat-Ahle-Hadees (JaH).

Notably, the Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh High Court quashed the detention orders of both Muslim clerics on Friday. They had been detained under the Public Safety Act in September last year and were held at Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu.

In a statement, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari expressed his satisfaction with the release of Moulana Dawoodi and Moulana Veeri, stating, “I am immensely pleased that the honorable High Court has ordered the release of these prominent religious leaders, who have a significant following across the Valley. Their release is highly commendable.”

Reiterating his demand for the release of other religious leaders such as Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Maulana Manzoor, Apni Party President said, “I request the LG Administration to consider the release of Mirwaiz Sahib and Maulana Manzoor as well.”

“These religious leaders wield remarkable influence over the people and can play a pivotal role in helping to eradicate social evils, especially the fast-spreading issue of drug abuse in the Valley,” he added.


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