Srinagar: Jamiat-e-Ahle Hadees (JAH), a
socio-religious organisation, today held a rally here to press
their demand for an Islamic university in Jammu and Kashmir.
The rally, led by Jamiat president Ghulam Rasool Malik,
was taken out from the Barbarshah office of the party and
concluded at Press Enclave on Residency Road.
Malik warned that if the ordinance to establish the
Trans-world Muslim University was not passed during the
current Assembly session, under way in the winter capital
Jammu, they would call for protests which, he termed, will be
"If the ordinance is not passed during this session, then
this government will be responsible for any break down in law
and order," he said.
Establishment of the Trans-world Muslim University was
first proposed by Maulana Showkat Shah, the former JAH
president who was assassinated by a radical group last year.
Malik said some unknown people had "ill-informed" New
Delhi that the university would be a breeding ground for
terrorists and hardliners.
"We want to tell them that the doors of this university
will be open to everyone irrespective of his religion, region,
caste or colour," he said.
The JAH chief, who led around 50 party members and
supporters during the rally, said the university would help
boost the standard of education in the state.
During the rally, protesters raised slogans against
the state coalition government and state president of Congress
party Saif-ud-din Soz.