For the 3rd consecutive Friday, the weekly prayers weren’t allowed at Kashmir’s magnificent mosque, Jamia Masjid, and the important cleric and Hurriyat chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was once positioned beneath space arrest, Anjuman Auqaf, the managing frame of the mosque, mentioned.
The management had raised issues referring to the potential for protests over bombardment of Gaza by way of Israel.
“The gates of the mosque have been closed by the authorities and Mirwaiz has been placed under house detention,” the Anjuman Auqaf mentioned.
All Events Hurriyat Convention (APHC), led by way of Farooq, mentioned that those repeated closures had been reminders that the status in Jammu and Kashmir is of a “fragile normalcy”.
Farooq was once now not allowed in order a sermon at Aastan Aaliya Dastgeer Sahib Shrine at Khanyar on Wednesday.
Since October 13, the Friday prayers have now not been allowed on the magnificent mosque as safety forces had apprehensions that there may well be protests in backup of Palestine.
“While no reason for these bars is publicly given by the authorities , but if the reason is fear of display of support and solidarity by the people of Kashmir with the hapless people of Palestine being bombed by Israel , that solidarity was and will be there for them as fellow humans and Muslims. Kashmiris stand with the people of Palestine, irrespective of bans and restrictions on them,” the Hurriyat mentioned.
Closing time, Farooq was once excused later 4 years of space detention and he led Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid within the worn town on September 22.