Authorities disallow Friday prayers at Jama Masjid; Mirwaiz placed under house arrest.
Srinagar, Oct 13: The authorities once again disallowed Friday prayers at the historic Jama Masjid Srinagar today and placed Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq under house arrest.
At the same time, the Auqaf condemned the administration’s action of placing Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest once again after releasing him from detention only recently after more than four years.
Meanwhile Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has once again been chosen to the list of 500 most influential Muslim personalities across the globe by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, Jordan for the year 2024
Mirwaiz has been listed among the world’s 500 most influential Muslims and is categorized in the political group for the 10th consecutive year by RISSC, Jordon.
On Mirwaiz, RISSC Jordan said, “He has been advocating dialogue with both India and Pakistan so that the aspirations of the Kashmiri people may be realised.” Specifically mentioning Mirwaiz’s four-year-long house arrest, it stated that his release in September and his attendance at Jama Masjid elicited an emotional response
The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre is an independent research entity affiliated with the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, an international Islamic non-governmental, institute headquartered in Amman, the capital of Jordan.