Photo for representational purpose only: Mufti Kifayatullah (white beard)
Radical Pakistani Islamic scholar Mufti Kifayatullah has called for jihad against India in Kashmir for defanging Article 370, which accorded a special status on Jammu & Kashmir, according to an Urdu daily.
The radical mufti said there are two types of jihad: proactive jihad and defensive jihad. “Now that the homes of Kashmiris have been occupied [by India], it is a defensive jihad for them to protect their life, honor, and property. India did not abide by any international law or moral code. Kashmiri Muslims have no path other than jihad,” the cleric stated.
Another Islamic hardliner Maulana Abdus Sattar Sayeedi told the Urdu daily Roznama Ummat: “India’s decision is terrorism. We reject it. At this time, Muslims’ neck is in the grip of the Jews, who were declared to be enemies of Muslims by Allah and his Prophet.”
Mufti Abdul Qavi, another radical Islamist, in a reminder that Article 370 was the result of an agreement between India and the Kashmiri leadership, said that an agreement between two parties cannot be terminated unilaterally.