Delegation of religious leaders meet LG Sinha, discuss arrest of clerics

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A five-member delegation from Islamic Organisations of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday called upon Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha to discuss several issues including the detention of several religious clerics and problems faced by fruit growers.

Talking to reporters, as per a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), after meeting LG Sinha, one of the delegation members, Bashir Ahmad said that they discussed several issues with the LG, which included the arrest of several religious clerics over the past few days in the Kashmir Valley and problems faced by the fruit growers.

It is pertinent to mention that fruit growers held protests against halting trucks on the Jammu-srinagar highway for two-three days without any reason due to which apples ruin and growers suffer losses. Moreover, growers also called on the government of India to stop importing Iranian apples which are affecting the Kashmiri apples in the Indian markets.

Also, several prominent preachers were booked under PSA and police stated they were instigating youth as a reason but there are no fresh controversial sermons given by those preachers.

Meanwhile, he said that they brought these issues to the notice of LG Sinha, who gave a patient hearing to them and assured of all possible help.

Another person, Ghulam Rasool Hami said that they raised several issues, particularly the arrest of religious clerics with the LG and he gave them a positive response.

“We received a positive response from LG Sinha and hopefully religious clerics arrested on various grounds will be released soon. We also raised the issue of fruit growers, who are facing problems in transportation of their production. The LG gave a positive response and said that government will take measures in this regard,” he said. (KNO)

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