Srinagar: Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar has expressed resentment over the fact that a holy and important event like Shab-e-Baraat is not being held at Jama Masjid for the last four years because the Anjuman head Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq continues to be under “illegal and arbitrary” house detention since 5 August 2019.
Anjuman in a statement said there are strict restrictions on the peaceful activities of Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir as he is barred from performing his religious responsibilities, which is condemnable.
“Despite repeated appeals to the authorities, it looks unlikely that Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir will be allowed to deliver his sermon at Jama Masjid on the auspicious occasion of Shab-e-Baraat.”
Anjuman urged the administration to unconditionally release Mirwaiz Umar Farooq by taking into consideration the religious sentiments and feelings of lakhs of people who have been longing to meet their beloved leader and thousands of devotees who come from nook and corner of the valley to Jamia Masjid Srinagar on Fridays but have to return disappointed.
Auqaf said that today is the 184th Jummah Mubarak, while Mirwaiz was not allowed to perform the important duty of Friday prayer, nor carry out his religious duties based on ‘Qaal Allah Wa Qaal Al Rasool (SAW).