Jammu & Kashmir

LG’s statement on Mirwaiz not being implemented by authorities: Anjuman Auqaf

Armed forces outside Molvi Muhammad Umar Farooq’s residence as Mirwaiz is being barred to step out of his residence on August 26, 2022. [Photo: Twitter/ Mirwaiz Manzil]

Srinagar: Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid Srinagar has expressed deep concern that its head and the top-most religious leader of Jammu and Kashmir Mirwaiz Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq, has been under continuous house arrest for the past 38 months – since 5 August 2019 – due to which he is unable to fulfil his responsibilities that the office of Mirwaiz enjoins upon him.

The Anjuman in a statement said that the continuous restrictions on Mirwaiz for the last more than three years have not only affected his centuries-old responsibilities but also the sentiments and emotions of a large number of people from nook and corner of the valley who come to the historic central Jama Masjid Srinagar – the largest place of worship in Kashmir – to listen to the sermons of Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir, are being severely hurt.

“Furthermore, the followers of Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir are deeply disappointed with his continued house detention and demand his immediate release,” said the statement.

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