Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday condemned the government act by disallowing congregational Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar and sealing of the grand mosque on the auspicious occasion of Mehraj-e-Alam.
The spokesman said that Mirwaiz also denounced the government’s decision of imposing strict curfew in downtown Srinagar majority of South Kashmir areas and caging resistance leaders either in their homes or in police stations terming it as the dictatorship of the state. Repeated curbs curfews and restrictions is the acceptance of moral defeat of failed rulers.
Mirwaiz said that the ruling dispensation has thrown every principle of democracy to the winds only to secure its chair and hang on to it. Every right of civilians human, political, social or religious is violated with impunity through use of force and there is complete lack of accountability. Even the basic right to life is a huge casualty in Kashmir.
Meanwhile, on the call of Joint Resistance leadership, massive protest rallies were held across Kashmir against the civilian killings in Khudwani, Kulgam and the horrific rape and murder of minor Asifa. Leaders and Activists staged a massive protest at Lal Bazar in which Mushtaq Ahmed Sofi, Advocate Yasir Dalal, Farooq Ahmed Saudagar, Muhammad Yousuf Bhat, Sahil Ahmed War, Muhammad Sidiq Hazar, Bashir Ahmed others participated. The protests were demanding strict punishment to those involved in the rape and murder of Asifa. A spokesman strongly condemned the house detention of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Geelani, and lodgment of Muhammad Yasin Malik and Hilal Ahmed War in Central Jail Srinagar, raiding the house of senior APHC leader Ghulam Nabi Zaki, sealing Jamia Masjid, Srinagar.