Chairman Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq castigated the authorities for not allowing Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid for the second consecutive Friday.
In a tweet, Mirwaiz said that the cycle of killing and repression continues and added:
Cycle of state killing & repression continues.Muslims barred for the 2nd consecutive week& 15th this year from offering Friday prayers at #JamaMasjid,leadership & activists placed under detention,CASO continues. Meanwhile State claimer“establishing democracy at grass root level”! pic.twitter.com/qRZrNZbvZI
— Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (@MirwaizKashmir) September 28, 2018
The Joint Resistance Leadership had called for a complete shutdown against the killing of a civilian Salaam Malik during a cordon and search operation in Qammarwari on Thursday.
Mirwaiz, on Friday was placed under house arrest to prevent him from leading any protests against the civilian killing. Earlier, Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Yasin Malik was also arrested to prevent him from protesting against the killing of a Saleem Malik.