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29 December 2011

Mirwaiz launched website to check conversion of JK youth to Christianity

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Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today launched a website as part of efforts by several religious bodies to check alleged conversion of Kashmiri youths to Christianity.

Addressing a gathering of Islamic scholars and preachers, the Mirwaiz stressed the need to use technology and modern equipment for countering conversion attempts, he also urged the need to strength the religious institutions and Islamic banking.

Mirwaiz president of Mutahida Majlis Amal expressed serious concern over the activities of Christian missionaries and stressed the need for Baitul Maal committees to help and support needy people.

A pastor was arrested on charges of converting several Kashmiri youths to Christianity last month. After which Muslim leaders in the Valley got together under the banner of MMU and launched a campaign against ‘conversions’ in Kashmir.

The Mirwaiz also asserted that there was a need for the formation of committee consisting financial experts who would strengthen the Islamic Banking concept in the Valley as Jammu and Kashmir is a Muslim Majority state.

According to Agence India Press city reporter, Mirwaiz also appealed to religious scholars and preachers to play their part in spreading true meaning of Islam in its letter and spirit.

On the occasion Mirwaiz inaugurated a website ‘http://www.tahafuzeiman.org’ in order to curb the conversion menace in the valley.

He also said that some vested interests were hatching conspiracies to allure Kashmiri youth to social evils like liquor.

(Courtesy: Kashmir Watch)

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