Srinagar: Union Minister Farooq Abdullah
on Friday expressed grief over the killing of Jamiat-e-Ahli Hadees
chief Moulvi Showkat Ahmad Shah in the blast outside the
mosque in Maisuma area here.
"I strongly condemn the killing of religious scholar
Moulvi Showkat Ahmad Shah. His killing has created a void in
the religious circles which is impossible to fill," the Union
Minister for New and Renewable Energy said in a condolence
Shah`s killing is against the teachings of Islam,
Abdullah, who is also the president of ruling National
"Shah was working for the propagation of Islam and
welfare of the people," he added.
The religious leader, who was critically injured in
the explosion which took place around 12.30 PM, was rushed to
a city hospital where he succumbed to injuries.