Sealing Jamia Masjid dictatorial: Hurriyat (M)

Hurriyat Conference (M) has strongly denounced the imposition of curfew restrictions in Srinagar, barring Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid and other mosques and placing its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house detention on the occasion of Ashura.
Sealing Jamia Masjid dictatorial: Hurriyat (M)
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Hurriyat Conference (M) has strongly denounced the imposition of curfew restrictions in Srinagar, barring Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid and other mosques and placing its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house detention on the occasion of Ashura.

"Hurriyat strongly condemns the police action on the mourners' procession on the occasion of Ashura. The detention of scores of mourners is totally authoritarian and against all the principles of humanity," the spokesman said.

He said: "It is for the 14th Friday this year so far when authorities disallowed the congregational Friday prayers at the grand masjid. Sealing Jamia Masjid time and again reflects the dictatorial approach of the rulers and least respect for religious sentiments of people." "On the sacred occasion of 10th Muharram Mirwaiz was going to address a religious gathering at AlamSahab, Narwara to shed light on the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and the lessons of Karbala for the Muslim Ummah, as has been the tradition of Mirwaizs in Ashura but the authorities who have scant respect for religious rights and practices of majority community did not allow it," the spokesman said. "The policy of force being against people to keep them away from the religious practices and gatherings exposes their repression further."

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