SRINAGAR, OCT 12: The Idaar-e-Tehqeeqat or Islamic Research Institute (IRI) has removed Qazi Yasir as Mirwaiz of South Kashmir after a obscene video and apologetic audio clip went viral on social media.
Yasir is the head Ummat-e-Islami, a socio-religious organisation based in south Kashmir. Earlier this week, an undated video of Yasir, a graduate from Aligarh Muslim University, showed him in a sleazy video conversation and doing obscene act in a video call with a girl who is reported to be a resident of south Kashmir, prompting uproar across the Valley. Qazi Yasir is married and has two kids.
Reacting to the calls for stepping down from the affairs of IRI, the maternal grandfather of Qazi Yasir, Mohammad Abdullah Shah, posted a video on a web-portal run by Yasir’s brother, announcing that he (Yasir) will no longer be Mirwaiz South Kashmir.
“We are taking away the post of Mirwaiz South Kashmir from Qazi Yasir and he will also step down as president of IRF keeping in view the aspirations of people,” Abdullah, who, in a mysterious turn of events, has been identified as the patron of the IRI.
As reported the leader, in an audio clip, which is viral on social media, admits to have committed the act. “I can’t repeat something that I have repented,” he tells the mediator who suggests him to meet the girl and ‘pacify’ her.
The girl, however, has not yet lodged any complaint against the separatist leader with police neither has she approached any civil society or Hurriyat group. Despite repeated calls, Qazi Yasir could not be reached for his comments.