Srinagar, Jan 29: Hurriyat hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani has criticised the decision of a local Sharia court ordering expulsion of five Christian missionaries from Jammu and Kashmir, saying banishing someone is no solution.
“We are not with the decision taken by the Sharia court to banish a few persons from the state for their alleged role in conversions. Banishing someone is no solution,” he said.
A Sharia court last week issued a decree seeking the expulsion of five Christian missionaries from the state and asked the state government to monitor activities of Christian missionary schools in the Valley.
The chairman of the hardline faction of the Hurriyat Conference, however, assured the Christians that they are safe in the Valley and praised their educational work in the Valley.
“They are a part and parcel of our society and it is our duty to protect them,” he said.
Geelani accused the Muslim Wakf Board of failing to live up to expectations of the people by not being able to establish schools and educational institutions.