Anjuman Auqaf reiterates call for release of Mirwaiz from house detention

 Srinagar, Sept 15 (KNS): Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid has said that it has been 212 Fridays since Mirwaiz Molvi Umar Farooq was not allowed to offer prayers at central Jamia masjid srinagar.

In a statement issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), a spokesperson said that despite repeated appeals, he is not being released from house arrest since Augus 05, 2019.

Anjuman said that although authorities claim that he is not detained yet he is neither allowed to move out of his house nor allowed to go to Jamia Masjid on Fridays.

Anjuman said that three weeks back a legal notice was send to the authorities over his release, but no response has been received so far.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp Channel

"As such, a writ petition was filed in the J&K High court by the legal team of Mirwaiz, seeking  order, or direction to release him from house detention."

The statemen reads that the writ petition further requested the court that it may issue an appropriate order, asking the respondents to lift restrictions outside his house at Nigeen Hazratbal.

It said that it also submitted that he be allowed to deliver his Friday sermons and lead the Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid. (KNS)

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