Mirwaiz again disallowed to offer Juma prayers


The authorities in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, continued to keep senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, under house arrest, today, and disallowed him to offer Juma prayers.

According to Kashmir Media Service, this was the 13th successive Friday that the Mirwaiz was prevented from performing his religious obligation of offering Juma prayers.

The Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, in a statement termed the continued house detention of its chief, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, as unjustified. It said the administration is also not providing any genuine reason for such restrictions on the Mirwaiz.

Such undue curbs on the movement and activities of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq are tantamount to interference in religious affairs and hurt the emotions and sentiments of the people of the valley, especially the devotees who throng the Jamia Masjid Srinagar on Fridays to listen to the sermon of their beloved leader, it added.

The Anjuman said such behaviour of the authorities is not only sad in every sense but also smacks of its vindictive policy.

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