Jammu & Kashmir

Jumat-ul-Vida: Mirwaiz placed under house arrest, Jamia closed, says Anjuman Auqaf

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. [FPK Photo/ Umar Farooq]

Srinagar: Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been put under house arrest by the authorities on Friday, Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid said in a statement.

Additionally, authorities have closed the historic Jamia Masjid, a significant religious center, on this last Friday of Ramadan.

The actions, implemented by the administration, have been confirmed by Anjuman Auqaf.

Mirwaiz was released from house detention in September last year, more than four years after he was placed under house arrest in the wake of abrogation of Article 370 by GoI in August 2019.

The authorities again placed curbs on his movement in the first week of October and prevented him from attending any religious gatherings, including Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid.

The Mirwaiz was again allowed to attend Friday prayers and other religious congregations a week ahead of the Ramzan fasting month.

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