Mirwaiz released, leads Friday prayers, arrested again: Hurriyat (m)

KL News Network

Srinagar

Photo by Bilal Bhadur
Photo by Bilal Bhadur

Government on Friday lifted the siege from the residence of Hurriyat Conference (m) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at noon.

Hurriyat spokesperson Shahid ul Islam told Kashmir Life that Mirwaiz was allowed to offer congregational Friday prayers in Jamia Masjid Srinagar.

However, he said, he was again put under house detention soon after he reached his residence from Jamia Masjid.

“He was released at 12:30 pm and rearrested at 2:30 pm,” Shahid told Kashmir Life.

Pertinently, Mirwaiz was released last Friday from house detention and was allowed to lead Friday prayers in Jamia Masjid after 20 consecutive Fridays.

He was arrested from his Nigeen residence soon after the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani and lodged in sub-jail Chashma Shahi.

He was later shifted to his Nigeen residence and kept under house detention.

Meanwhile, Auqaf Committee Jamia masjid today lashed out at the authorities for restricting people from reaching to Jamia Masjid.

A spokesperson of Auqaf said that although for last three Fridays government has allowed Friday congregations in Jamia Masjid, however, they seal all roads leading to Jamia Masjid so that people do not participate in the congregations. “Entry points towards Nowhatta, where Jamia is located, are sealed at Hawal, Khanyar and other major intersections,” he said.

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