Date: 20 Jan 2012


[The print edition also reports: "Given the Muslim majority character of the Valley, non-Muslim students should be taught Islam and the daily prayer," said the Naib Mufti.] \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/3-Christian-priests-told-to-leave-JK/articleshow/11560873.cms \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ 3 Christian priests told to leave J&K M Saleem Pandit, TNN | Jan 20, 2012, 03.51AM IST \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ SRINAGAR: A self-styled Sharia court in Srinagar on Thursday issued a fatwa asking three Christian priests to leave Jammu & Kashmir for "luring the Valley's Muslims to Christianity". The fatwa also directed the state government to take over the management of Christian schools in J&K, besides monitoring church activities. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ The outrageous edict follows last November's arrest of pastor M C Khanna of All Saints Church in Srinagar. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ According to Nasir-ul-Islam, deputy to grand Mufti Bashiruddin, four Christian priests are involved in luring Kashmiri Muslim youth to convert to Christianity. "Punjabi MC Khanna, Dutch national, Jim Borst, and Gayoor Messah were told to leave the Valley for their involvement in conversions. Case against the principal of Tyndale Biscoe School, Parvez Samuel Koul, is under investigation. A judgment will announced in due course," said Naib Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam. Besides the decree, Sharia court asked the government to involve itself with the management of missionary schools. ============================== 000000000