Mirwaiz again put under house arrest: Anjumam Auqaf

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq
Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

SRINAGAR — Anjumam Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar said that Mirwaz Umar Farooq was again put under house arrest today ahead of the Friday congregation in Jamia Masjid.

Mirwaz was scheduled to give a special sermon today on the occasion of Shab-e-Mehraj at Jamia Masjid, as had been announced by the Auqaf. A large gathering of people was expected at the mosque to hear the Mirwaiz’s sermon and participate in the blessed congregation.

However, early in the morning, a contingent of police vehicles was stationed outside his residence and he was detained.

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In a statement, Anjuman said that it strongly denounces the repeated house arrest of Mirwaiz, especially on Friday, disabling him from visiting the Jamia Masjid to deliver the Friday sermon and participate in the mandatory Friday prayers.

It is pertinent to mention that since his release from house arrest in September last year, Mirwaiz has been allowed to deliver Friday sermons on three Fridays only.

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