Mirwaiz again placed under house detention in Srinagar

Srinagar, December 03, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities placed the Chairman of his own Hurriyet forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, under house arrest again, today.

The forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that a contingent of Indian police arrived at the Nigeen residence of the Mirwaiz and informed him that he was under house detention.

The Mirwaiz was scheduled to lead a gathering at the shrine of Khawaja Naqashband Sahib (RA) in the old city at Khwaja Bazaar where special mass prayers called “Khwaja Digar” are offered after Asr prayers every year on 3rd Rabi-ul-Awwal.

It is to mention here that the puppet authorities have kept Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under continued house arrest or illegal detention since the extrajudicial killing of popular youth leader, Burhan Wani, on July 8, 2016. He was only allowed to offer Friday prayers yesterday after 20 weeks.

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