Continued house detention of Mirwaiz denounced

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, has strongly condemned the continued house arrest of its chief, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in Srinagar.

The Anjuman in a statement issued in Srinagar said the Mirwaiz continues to remain under illegal and arbitrary house detention for the past three and a half years due to which he has not been able to fulfill his religious and political obligations.

It said that during this period, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has not been allowed to offer Juma prayers for 177 consecutive weeks and this behavior of the authorities is tantamount to interfering in his religious affairs. It also deplored that the authorities are unmoved despite the repeated calls by the Anjuman and people from all walks of life to release the Mirwaiz.

The Anjuman reiterated its demand to the authorities to set its chief free so that he can perform his religious, political and social obligations.

It is to mention here that the Mirwaiz has been under continued house arrest since August 05, 2019 when Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government repealed the special status of IIOJK.

Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Hurriyat Front, a constituent of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, in a statement in Srinagar also condemned the occupation authorities for keeping Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under continued house arrest and preventing him from offering Juma prayers. It said India has usurped all the basic rights of the people of the occupied territory and the matter requires immediate attention of the world community.—KMS