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SRINAGAR: Grand Mufti Bashir Ud Din Ahmad died here on Tuesday. Bashir Ud Din Ahmad was 82. He was hospitalised on Monday evening after he complained of chest pain, the family of the Grand Mufti said. They said he breathed his last at the hospital around 3 am.

Ahmad was the Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir for over three decades. He got a masters degree in Arabic and a law degree from Aligarh Muslim University before pursuing religious education. The funeral prayers for the Grand Mufti will be held this afternoon at Khanqah-e-Mo'alla in the old city.

Ahmad's son, Mufti Nasir-ul Islam, is likely to succeed his father as the Grand Mufti of the state. Ahmad's death has been widely mourned with political leaders sending condolence messages. "Sad to learn about passing away of Mufti Bashiruddin saheb. In him Kashmir lost a respected religious scholar and thought leader... Stand in solidarity with the family and followers of Mufti," PDP president Mehbooba Mufti tweeted.

"May Allah grant heaven to Mufti Bashir-ud-Din. My condolences to the family at this time of great personal loss," National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said in his condolence message. J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) described Grand Mufti as an illustrious son of the soil, who has contributed immensely to the religious education, he will always be remembered for his head and heart qualities.

In his condolence message the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G.A. Mir has expressed profound grief over the passing away of Grand Mufti, describing his demise as a great loss to the State and people as well. Jenab Bashir U Din was an illustrious son of the soil, I am pained to heart about his passing away, G.A. Mir added. G.A. Mir conveyed deepest condolences to bereaved family of Grand Mufti and sympathized with them, he also prayed for eternal peace to departed soul.

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JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, has reconstituted the Board for a period of three years, with immediate effect. In his capacity as Chairman, SMVDSB, Governor, in exercise of powers conferred upon him under Section 5(1) (b), Section 7 and Section 10 of the Jammu and Kashmir Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Act, 1988, has nominated Dr. Ashok Bhan, IPS (Retd.), Sh. Justice (Retd.) Permod Kohli, Major General (Retd.) Shiv Kumar Sharma, H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Sh. Vijay Dhar, Sh. K.B. Kachru and Sh. K.K. Sharma as Members.

Dr. Ashok Bhan IPS (Retd.) is the former Director General of Police, J&K, Mr. Justice (Retd.) Permod Kohli is the former Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court and former Chairman of Central Administrative Tribunal, Major General Shiv Kumar Sharma is a retired Army officer, decorated with AVSM, H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living foundation, Sh. Vijay Dhar is an eminent educationist who has set up DP Dhar Memorial Trust and Delhi Public School, Srinagar to contribute in the field of education, Sh. K.B. Kachru is the Chairman of Emeritus, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and formerChairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Indian Tourism Development Corporation and Sh. K.K. Sharma is the Chairman cum Managing Director of AIMIL Pharmaceuticals (I) Ltd.

 

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KUPWARADozens of people including men, women and children on Wednesday protested against setting ablaze of holy Quran and other religious relics in masjid sharief Shartpora Krusan Lolab of north Kashmir's Kupwara district. Residents of Shartpora Krusan Lolab alleged that copies of holy Quran and an adjacent mosque were set ablaze during night hours and locals found it when they went there for (Fajr) morning prayers on Monday.

The incident has sparked a massive outcry as people have been coming out of their homes to protest. Protesters said that matting and few copies of Holy Quran was burned by unknown persons during the night hours. Hundreds of people from the adjoining areas took out a procession earlier and later assembled in main Chowk Wavoora Lolab.