In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Anjuman Auqaf of Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, has said that it is hopeful that its President Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will be allowed by the authorities to come to the historic mosque, tomorrow, for Friday prayers and majlis-e waz-o tableegh.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been under illegal house detention since 5th August 2019, when the Modi-led fascist Indian government repealed Kashmir’s special status and imposed military siege in the territory.
Anjuman Auqaf in a statement issued in Srinagar stated that the New Delhi installed IIOJK Lt Governor Manoj Sinha last week made an astonishing claim while talking to a foreign media channel that Mirwaiz Umar Farooq had no restrictions.
However, it maintained, the fact remains that for the last three years the pulpit of Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, has fallen silent, due to illegal house arrest of the Mirwaiz, and despite repeated appeals from all sections for his release, he has forcibly been detained at home by the occupation authorities, causing grief to people. —INP