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Islamic National Congress of J&K wants Muslims in temple managements. Secular media’s silent assent


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THE postponement of the long pending J&K Hindu Shrines and Religious Places (Management and Regulation) Bill for the better management and preservation of Hindu temples and shrines in Kashmir province, promised to be passed in the Budget Session by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, has deeply disappointed the Kashmiri Hindu community that is upset over vandalisation and continued encroachment of religious properties in the State.
The Bill was first introduced in 2009, but was again referred to a select committee on April 5, after Mustafa Kamal, brother of Union Minister Farooq Abdullah, demanded that the Kashmiri Muslims should have role in the management of Hindu religious places.

Mustafa Kamal insisted that Kashmiri Muslims have been maintaining and preserving these shrines for the past two decades (since the forced exodus of the Hindu community), and hence, as locals and also as the majority community, they must have an official role in the…

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