New Delhi: A Dargah in Bareilly on Thursday issued a ‘fatwa’ (edict) against Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed declaring him anti-Islamic. The fatwa was passed by Dargah Ala Hazrat, an Islamic seminary in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh against the Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed, saying he has no connection with Islam.

The ‘fatwa’ was issued by Manzar-e-Islam Saudagaran, an institution associated with Dargah Ala Hazrat.

The fatwa says that Hafiz Saeed was a man with terrorist ideology, who with his acts has brought disgrace to Islam. It also said that considering Hafiz Saeed as Muslim was illegal and prohibited.

The ruling comes days after Hafiz Saeed asked Pakistan Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif to send troops to Kashmir to teach India a lesson.

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“I urge you (Gen Sharif to) follow the command and avenge the brutalities of Indian forces on Kashmiris,” Saeed had said.