Srinagar: Friday prayers were not allowed at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar for the sixth consecutive week and senior APHC-leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq continued to be under house arrest at his residence in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Anjuman Auqaf of the Jamia Masjid Srinagar in a statement said the police authorities disallowed the Anjuman from opening the gates of the mosque for Juma prayers.
The Anjuman Auqaf denounced the continued illegal house detention of its chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and termed it frustration of the occupation authorities.
The occupation authorities also once again placed noted religious scholar Agha Syed Mohammed Hadi, under house detention.
On the other hand, senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, addressing a gathering in Badgam condemned the occupation authorities for not allowing the people from holding protest demonstrations against Israel’s aggression on Gaza. He said that despite curbs, people peacefully protested in the premises of many mosques and Imambargahs across the occupied territory against Israeli bombardment on innocent Palestinians.
He also expressed deep grief over the demise of Fateh Muhammad Lone, brother of martyred Hurriyat leader Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and uncle of senior APHC leader Bilal Ghani Lone.
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