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Post Friday detention Mirwaiz says for Indo-Pak dialogue and peace

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


Mirwaiz Umer Farooq after his detention on Friday when he was not allowed to move to the Jamia Masjid told media that the JK administration was not allowing the Hurriyat leadership to have a contact with the public and said that such measures of the government will not change the ground realities of Kashmir.

The authorities didn’t allow Mirwaiz to address Friday congregation at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar city of Kashmir, despite being informed that he was free to move out after almost 19 months, since 5 August 2019, when he was put under house arrest along with hundreds of activists in order to control the situation.

“I was looking forward to meeting and talking to people after such a long time. We are being deliberately isolated,” Mirwaiz told the media. He said that Hurriyat has nothing to hide and its principled stand and policy on Kashmir is absolutely clear. “We want a peaceful resolution of the core Kashmir issue. We believe in a dialogue process with all stakeholders,” Mirwaiz was quoted in one of the Delhi based newspapers.

Recently when the Union Home Minister told on the floor of the house that no one is detained in Jammu and Kashmir, Mirwaiz led Hurriyat said that why he was being kept under house arrest.

Recently the government said that Mirwaiz was free now to move out and it was expected that he would be allowed to come to Jamia Masjid Srinagar for Friday prayers. When the news of his re-arrest spread in downtown Srinagar, it triggered protests and also clashes between the youth and police in which several people were injured.


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