Hurriyat (M) Conference chairman, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Friday slammed the state government for imposing curbs at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.
Taking to his widely followed twitter handle Mirwaiz wrote: “Cycle of state killing & repression continues. Muslims barred for the 2nd consecutive week& 15th this year from offering Friday prayers at Jama Masjid,leadership & activists placed under detention, CASO continues. Meanwhile State claimer“establishing democracy at grass root level”!”
Authorities had imposed restriction in Srinagar parts to thwart any possible protest against the civilian killing. Resistance leaders, Syed Ali Geelani, and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq were placed under house arrest and Yasin Malik was shifted to police custody.
Pertinently, three militants, two civilian and army man was killed during an encounter in separate areas of the valley on Thursday.