Srinagar: Expressing strong disagreement over the concept of co-education in the schools and colleges in the valley, religious organization Majlis Tahaffuz-E-Iman has asked all the education centers to teach the different genders separately.

Besides this, the religious outfit has also asked the religious scholars (Ulemas) and priests (Imamas) in Kashmir to preach the younger generation about Islam.

In a gathering of Islamic religious heads and scholars chaired by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq here on Tuesday the recent issues of conversion in the valley and the comment made by Union Minister Farooq Abdullah over drinking alcohol and watching cinema were primarily discussed.

The Muslim leaders and Ulemas condemned the teaching of boys and girls together in the coaching centers and tuitions in Kashmir. Terming the activities as hazardous for culture of the valley, they asked the institutions to organize separate classes and devote atleast 20 minutes on moral and Islamic beliefs regulary.

Meanwhile the religious sects have also sought details of land holdings of Christian missionary schools in valley following a complaint that authorities have allotted Waqf land to such schools. They have also sought the government to take back the land allotted to them for constructing schools.

JPN/Bureau