Srinagar: The High Court of Jammu Kashmir quashed the detention of Moulana Abdul Rashid Dawoodi under the Pubic Safety Act on Friday afternoon.
The court has directed the officials to release Moulana Abdul Rashid Dawoodi who was detained in September last year and later lodged at Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu.
Moulana Abdul Rashid Dawoodi, arguably one of the most popular clerics from the Kashmir valley heads the ‘Tehreek e Sowtul Auliya’ based in Anantnag. The organization Dawoodi heads also runs a seminary in the south Kashmir district. Originally, a resident of Kulgam, the 49-year-old cleric addressed the Friday gathering Kabamarg, Anantnag.
Mushtaq Ahmed Veeri, a prominent cleric of ‘Jamiat e Ahl e Hadith,’ who addresses the Friday gathering at Jamia Masjid Ahli Hadith in Sherbagh, Anantnag was booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) back in 2019, too.
Speaking to The Kashmiriyat Mushtaq Ahmed Veeri’s family had confirmed his arrest and said that they received a call from the police asking them to bring clothes for the cleric. “After this, he was shifted to Jammu,” the family member said.