Srinagar, Oct 25: Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid Srinagar has expressed deep regret over the restrictions imposed by the administration on the religious activities of Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq.
The Anjuman in a statement said that apart from disallowing Mirwaiz from addressing the Friday prayer at Jama Masjid Srinagar, he is also not allowed to perform his religious duties, which is unfortunate on the part of the administration.
According to the statement, Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir, was supposed to deliver a sermon today at Aastaan Aaliya Peer Dastgir Sahib Khanyar in connection with the Urs of Hazrat Peeran-e-Peer Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA), was not allowed to go there. Even earlier, Mirwaiz was not allowed to attend the Seerat Majlis at Peer Dastgir Sahib Sarai Bala Srinagar.
This is the fifth year in a row that Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir has been detained in his residence and not allowed to carry out his religious responsibilities, the Auqaf said, adding that the authorities are not giving any reasonable reason for their arbitrary actions.
The Anjuman said that a large number of people had gathered in Aastaan Aaliya Peer Dastgir Sahib Khanyar to listen to the sermons of Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir, but due to his detention, they returned deeply disappointed.
Such actions of the administration are totally unjustified, and exposes their tall claims of normalcy,the Anjuman said