Continued house detention of Mirwaiz denounced

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Anjuman Auqaf of Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, has strongly denounced the continued illegal house detention of its chief and senior APHC leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been under illegal and arbitrary detention by the authorities for the past over three and a half years.

The Anjuman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that due to the continued detention and restrictions, the Mirwaiz could neither perform the important duty of offering Friday prayer for the 178th consecutive Juma, nor could he carry out his official duties of addressing the faithful at the historic Central Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.

Preventing the Mirwaiz from performing his peaceful religious and political activities is extremely regrettable and highly condemnable, it said.

The Anjuman reminded that not releasing Mirwaiz Umar Farooq despite the continued demand by the people, religious, political and social circles, and civil society, is a tragedy, and also a challenge for the champions of justice and democracy.—KMS