Sajad Lone seeks release of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Mirwaiz's continued incarceration is a crime against him: Sajad Lone

Mirwaiz's continued incarceration is a crime against him: Sajad Lone

Srinagar, Aug 03 (KNS): People’s Conference chairman, Sajad Lone on Thursday appealed to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah and J&K LG Manoj Sinha to ensure release of Mirwaiz Molvi Umar Farooq from house detention. 

In a series of tweets, Lone said that Mirwaiz has been himself a victim of violence and he continues to be under detention for the last three years. Incidentally Sajad Lone is the first mainstream leader to speak out in favor of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

“Spare a thought for Mirwaiz Kashmir. He is under continued detention for the last four years. And none of us has talked about him. My apologies,” he tweeted

He said that they may differ politically but he inspires them as a religious head, who spearheaded the forces of moderation.

“Mirwaiz Kashmir has stuck to utterances which are moderate and represent the true essence of Islam. He has religious duties. His continued incarceration is a crime against him and against all those whom he inspires at a religious level.”

In another tweet he said: “Humble appeal to Amit Shah sahib and Manoj sinha sahib to please ensure that he is released as soon as possible. He has himself been a victim of violence.” 

He added that let it be known and here are many wars in Kashmir. “And in our real war he is an unapologetic moderate.” (KNS)

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