Mirwaiz says allowed to attend 3 Friday prayers since release from house detention

 Srinagar, Feb 21 (KNS): Mirwaiz Molvi Umar Farooq on Wednesday said that since his release in September last year after four years, he was allowed to attend only three Friday prayers in Jamia Masjid Srinagar.

In a statement issue to KNS, he said that since then he has been prevented from going to Jamia masjid on Fridays or any other mosque on religious congregations.

“Whenever the Anjuman approached the authorities they have dilly dallied on the response, saying they will check with their higher ups and get back, which they never do,” he said.

He added that on the occasion of Shab-e-Miraj he was again not allowed to go to Jamia masjid. “As the holy month of Ramzan is approaching when there are multiple religious events and congregations planned for me as a Mirwaiz this approach of the authorities is concerning,” he said. (KNS)

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