Religious scholar’s house attacked with grenade

Srinagar: Jamiat-e-Ahlihadees had condemned the grenade attack on the residence of Zubair Ahmad Bhat Tahiri, the head of Jamiat’s Batamaloo unit and son of prominent religious scholar late Abdul Rashid Bhat Tahiri.
Zubair’s home and car suffered damages in the blast on Thursday night. A Jamiat spokesman said the attack is highly disquieting, while describing Zubair as one of the most active members of the organisation, which administers about 750 mosques across the state.
The spokesman said that the organisation hopes that persons responsible for the attack will be exposed soon and punished.
Abdul Rashid Tahiri was among the few preachers whose sermons openly called for resistance against Indian rule. It was because of a ‘Coordination Committee’ constituted by him that Batamaloo remained the only place in the Valley where militants did not fight against each other.