The Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema, an amalgam of social and non secular organisations in J&Ok, mentioned: “Muslims of J&Ok are respectful of all religions and consider in harmonious coexistence… It (orders) narrates the sorry state of affairs prevailing in India the place apply of 1 faith will get promoted and imposed within the identify of peace, whereas the opposite (Friday prayer in Jama Masjid) will get banned and barred within the identify of menace,” learn the assertion issued on Friday.
Former J&Ok CM Mehbooba Mufti mentioned that such orders had been ‘Authorities of India’s public relation misadventures aimed to demean and collectively humiliate Kashmiris’. “(Such) orders…give an perception into their communal mindset,” she mentioned.
NC’s Omar Abdullah mentioned Muslim college students shouldn’t be compelled to do something together with Yoga to have a good time Makar Sankranti and whether or not to have a good time it or not ought to be a private alternative. “Would the BJP be glad if an analogous order was issued to order non-Muslim college students to have a good time Eid?” Folks’s Convention chief Sajad Lone mentioned: “With these Surya Namaskars, you (authorities) are emulating the radicals.”
After the uproar, J&Ok LG advisor Farooq Khan later within the day mentioned Surya Namaskar wasn’t obligatory for any authorities worker.
“If workers do not do Surya Namaskar, she or he isn’t doing a criminal offense and will not be terminated,” he added.