He opined that the moral waywardness and the decadence of the social fabric of Kashmir was the underlying reason for a certain trend of apostasy in the Kashmiri society, as otherwise there has been never any major apostasy from Islam in Kashmir for the past 600 years even in worst conditions. He stressed that the Christian community in
Other scholars who participated and spoke on the occasion were Mufti Ziaul Haq, Dr. Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi, Professor Yasin Kirmani, Maulana Khurshid Ahmad Qanoongo, Dr. Nazir Ahmad Zargar, Dr. Bashir Ahmad Nehvi, Maulana Showkat Hussain Keng, Maulana Hakeem Sajad, Aijaz Ahmad Kakroo. Professor Sheikh Muhammad Iqbal presided over the function. A tafsir compilation of the Noble Quran compiled by Maulana Muhammad Muzaffar Hussain an-Nadvi, was also released on the occasion. Showkat Ahmad Bulla of Sopore coordinator IRRT, facilitated the arrangements. Mir Nazim performed the anchoring duty who delivered the vote of thanks.