Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) said that following the announcement by the resistance leadership that Jamia Masjid military siege will be defied and congregational Friday prayers will be offered after 15 weeks of forcibly disallowing people from doing so, Government since morning in order to sabotage the programme, deployed massive military presence in and around Jamia Masjid area, Mirwaiz Manzil, Rajouri Kadal, sealing all roads lanes and by lanes leading to Jamia Masjid, and imposing curbs and strict restrictions and set up new bunkers in the area and harassing and scaring the people living there.
In a statement issued to KNS, Hurriyat (M) said that anti Muslim and anti Kashmir policy of the ruling regime is beyond condemnation now and in the realm of despicable and deplorable.
The statement made it clear that curfew and undeclared curfew imposed by the government, restrictions, crackdowns, arrests and house arrests, arbitrary arrest spree of resistance leaders and youth, torture and beating up of people, state terrorism, interference in religious rights, and violation of human rights aimed at forcing people into submission and giving up on their resistance movement nourished with the pious blood of the martyrs, was not going to make us yield. Despite being at the receiving end of brutal oppression and violence, people were carrying forward the resistance movement with consistency and unity for the greater cause of right to self determination.
Urging people to participate in large numbers in the Friday congregational prayers at Jamia Masjid, Srinagar on October 28, the Hurriyat (M) statement said the Inshallah Mirwaiz would move towards Jamia Masjid to offer Friday prayers with the people. (KNS)
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