By Dr. Reyaz Ahmad Ganaie
You may be well aware about yesterday’s viral open letter on social media written by Mehnaza Siddiqui, a Pakistani national married to Abdullah Danish Shervani who has allegedly mentally and physically harassed her since the last 12 years. Abdullah Danish Shervani has secured a position as liaison officer in Kashmir University, the highest seat of learning.
Through her open letter I came to know that this year Abdullah Danish Shervani is accompanying the Hajis 2018 as Khudam. We all are aware that when the case is pending against accused in the Jammu and Kashmir High court and a pending inquiry in the University of Kashmir ordered by Vice Chancellor. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) has said that the good persons among you are those who are good to women. This person has given such a pain to her spouse should not be allowed as khudam to the city of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). It is my humble request that being a state Haj officer, Abdullah Danish Shervani should be barred from accompanying the Hajis and his deputation for Haj khudam should be cancelled as there are serious charges against him since years. He is a serial offender and has abandoned his spouse and is supposed to pay sustenance allowance to her spouse but he is not paying any maintenance allowance. After all, it is a human issue and it is our collective responsibility to act and help Mehnaza Siddiqui in this tough time of her life. I hope you will use your good office in the matter and will act at the earliest
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