Concern expressed over house detention of Mirwaiz

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Anjuman Auqaf of Srinagar Jamia Masjid has expressed deep concern over the arbitrary house detention of its chief and senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for the last over three years.

The Anjuman in a statement issued in Srinagar said Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been kept under illegal house detention for the last 174 consecutive Fridays. Due to the continued detention, he is unable to perform his duties towards the public, which is extremely painful and condemnable, it added.

The Anjuman deplored that IIOJK’s top religious leader was once again disallowed to perform important and official duty of leading the Friday prayers, today, at the historic mosque. A large number of people, who come from the nook and corner of the Kashmir Valley to offer Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid and listen to the sermons of the Mirwaiz, have to return disappointed due to the absence of their beloved leader, the statement said.—KMS