Mirwaiz again not allowed to offer Juma prayers



In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, senior APHC leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was again not allowed to offer Juma prayers at historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been under continued house arrest since August 05, 2019 when Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government repealed the special status of IIOJK.

The Anjuman Auqaf of Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, in a statement deplored that the minbar-o-mihrab (pulpit) of the largest place of worship in Kashmir —the historical Central Jama Masjid Srinagar — have fallen silent for the past three and a half years because the authorities have imposed unjustified and unlawful restrictions on Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and put him under house arrest , curbing his religion responsibilities as Mirwaiz .

It also clarified that being a place of worship visitors were requested to respect its sanctity as a mosque and observe decorum while visiting the mosque. It is not a public park or a recreational facility, so while clicking photographs visitors both local and outsiders should keep this in mind, it added.

Meanwhile, the Anjuman expressed deep grief over the demise of Muhammad Siddique Saudagar, a resident of Haak Bazaar, Srinagar, who was an proactive and enthusiastic volunteer of the organization and had close ties with the Mirwaiz family.

The Anjuman paid glowing tribute to the deceased for his selfless services and expressed condolence with the bereaved family members, besides praying for Jannat-ul-Firdous to the departed soul.—KMS