Eid Namaz: Shah Arrested In Hazratbal Shrine, Geelani Barred, Mirwaiz Allowed To Offer

KL Report

SRINAGAR

This might have happened for the first time. To offer Eid prayers, Democratic Freedom Party Chief Shabir Ahmad Shah managed to reach Dargah Hazratbal shrine. Soon after the Imam started Prayers, according to Spokesman of DFP, Shah was swiftly taken by policemen by lifting him from the front row of the shrine during prayers.

Reportedly Shah was in the same row in which Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was present.

The spokesman further added that Shah was first taken to Zakura Police station and then to Police station Nigeen. Later he was shifted to Srinagar’s central Jail.

Meanwhile Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani was barred to come our of his Hyderpora residence and was denied to pray congregational Eid prayers.

Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Omar Farooq offered prayers at Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid after delivering  the sermon.

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