SRINGAR: Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was today barred from offering Friday prayers by the government for the third consecutive time in a row at historic Jamia Masjid, said a Hurriyat Spokesman.
Once again resorting to dictatorial tactics, the authorities infringed into the religious affairs by forcibly stopping Mirwaiz from offering prayers and deliver Friday sermons at the historic masjid. The authorities continue to put restrictions on Mirwaizs social, political, and religious activities by placing him under house arrest at his Nageen residence, he added.
Using such repressive measures to prevent Mirwaiz from opining his views and restring his activities in these tense political circumstances, the government has murdered the democracy and turned Jammu and Kashmir into a totalitarian state, spokesman said.
The conglomerate has also strongly condemned the continuous detention of the senior party leaders Agha Syed Hassan Al Moosvi and Mukhtar Ahmad Waza by the government.
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