Concern expressed over continued house detention of Mirwaiz

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar has expressed serious concern over the continued house detention of its chief, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq continues to be under illegal and arbitrary house detention since 5th August 2019 when Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government repealed the special status of IIOJK.

The Anjuman Auqaf in a statement issue in Srinagar deplored that due to his illegal and arbitrary detention, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is unable to perform his religious duties and responsibilities of preaching the divine message of Qur’an and Sunnah and reforming society which is facing a plethora of challenges in the form of rising social evils.

Today is the 176th consecutive Friday when Mirwaiz was neither allowed to perform his official responsibilities and important duty of Friday prayer and delivering sermon at the Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, nor have restrictions on him lifted, the Auqaf lamented.

The Anjuman said due to this anti-Islamic behavior of the authorities, a large number of people, who come to the Jamia Masjid to perform Friday prayers and benefit from the insightful sermons of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have to return deeply disappointed due to the absence of their beloved leader, which is highly regrettable and condemnable.

Meanwhile, Jamia Masjid’s Imam and Khateeb, Maulana Ahmad Saeed Naqshbandi, commonly known as Imam Hai, also expressed concern over the continued illegal detention of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.—KMS