Srinagar, Mar 22: Amid wide scale confusion over the commencement of Ramadan, Grand Mufti J&K, Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam on Wednesday said he stands by his decision as the crescent wasn’t sighted from any territory in Jammu and Kashmir.
Islam told GNS that the office had entrusted its men across all districts of Jammu and Kashmir to see if the crescent is observable at any place. Reiterating his earlier stance, Islam said they had in the evening received a ‘witness’ from Poonch, which after being put to scrutiny turned too feeble to enable us reach the decision about the start of Ramadan from tomorrow (Thursday)”, Islam said.
“I stand by my decision as ‘no credible witness’ is on record from any territory in J&K and as such the holy month of Ramadan here (Jammu and Kashmir) will begin on coming Friday”, Islam added. (GNS)