Mirwaiz condemns continuous siege of Jamia masjid

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today strongly condemned the continuous siege of historic Jamia Masjid in Downtown Srinagar. No Friday prayers were allowed in the mosque by the authorities for 17th consecutive week.

In a statement issued here, Mirwaiz said that the “ruling class” is indifferent towards the culture and religion of the people.

The statement further quoted Mirwaiz, “The ruling regime is  duty bound to hold itself accountable for protecting the people and  be responsive and respectful of their religious sentiments as it is these very people they claim who have elected them and whom they represent.”

According to the statement, a delegation of All Parties Hurriyat Conference visited Jenab Sahab shrine, Soura today and addressed a gathering there after Friday prayers.

Mirwaiz also appealed to the Islamic countries, the United Nations, and international human rights bodies to help stop violations of religious rights of the people of Kashmir, the statement added.

The pro-freedom leader also expressed concern over the detained youth during the current uprising.

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