Zonal SPs asked to provide list of mosques in Kashmir capital; SSP Srinagar says order a ‘routine exercise’

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Srinagar: All mosques in Srinagar will now be under the scanner of the Ministry of Home Affairs as a letter to all the zones, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar has asked them to provide details of the mosques which are in their respective jurisdictions.

The lette reads: “Please provide details of mosques and their management falling within your respective jurisdictions as per enclosed proforma to this office immediately for onward submission to higher authorities.”

Marked as urgent, the zones were required to submit the information latest by 10 am on 29 July. The required information includes district, details of jurisdiction, name of the mosque and its location, name of the Maulvi, address and name of the chairman.

The letter was sent to SP City of South Zone, Hazratbal Zone, North Zone, East Zone and West Zone Srinagar.

Meanwhile, Srinagar police chief Dr Haseeb Mughal has said that the order directing the five zonal superintendents of police to provide the list of mosques in the city and its management committees was a “routine policing exercise”.

SSP Srinagar, Dr. Mughal has  said the exercise is being carried out to update the data for policing. “We have the details of gurduwars, masajids and other religious institutions. It is part of normal policing,” he told GK.

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