Srinagar: 03 March (Azadi Times) The Anjuman Awqaf Jama Masjid Srinagar in the illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir of India has expressed concern that the senior leader of the All Party Hurriyat Conference and the head of the Anjuman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been under illegal house arrest for the past 4 years.
The light and soulful assembly of Shab-e-Barat has not been held in the historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar since.
In a statement released in Srinagar, Anjuman Awqaf expressed regret that due to the continuous detention, all the peaceful political and religious activities and responsibilities of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq are being restricted, which is highly condemnable.
The statement said that the occupying authorities. Despite repeated appeals, it seems that this year too Mirwaiz Kashmir will not be allowed to decorate the light and spiritual assembly of sermons and tabligh on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat in the Jama Masjid Srinagar according to the traditional behavior of its famous Akbars and predecessors.
Anjaman-e-Hashar called the behavior of the occupying administration extremely dictatorial and once again demanded the immediate and unconditional release of Mirwaiz. The statement said that the immediate release of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq should be ensured keeping in mind the religious sentiments and feelings of the Kashmiri people, especially the women and men who come to perform Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, so that he can enjoy the blessings of Shab-e-Barat.
The association further said that even today, on the 184th Jumu’ah, Mir Waiz Umar Farooq was not allowed to perform the important duty of Friday prayer and his official duties based on Qal Allah and Wakil Al Rasool.