J&K police to gather details of mosques in Valley

A file photo of Kashmiri Muslims offering prayers inside Kashmir's main mosque, Jamia Masjid.  

A Jammu and Kashmir police note to its officers on Monday sought minute details of mosques located across the Kashmir Valley.

According to the District Police Headquarters, Srinagar, all Superintendents of Police-level officers in the capital were directed to start gathering information on local mosques.

“Provide details of your mosques and their managements falling under your jurisdictions,” the order read.

The details sought included the name of the mosque, ideological affiliation, name of the local imam (priest) and the management head.

A similar drive has been started across the Valley.

The fresh order comes in the wake of orders of the Union Home Ministry’s to deploy 10,000 more security personnel, directions to local police officers to be on heightened alert and an alarm sounded by the railway police over “likely deterioration in the law and order situation in J&K.”

Meanwhile, Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor Satya Pal Malik, speaking to ANI, said, “If somebody is causing panic or rumour on the social media, then I should not be countering it. What is the source of this rumour? It won’t be proper for me to keep reverting every time.”

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