Srinagar, 13 July: Mutahida Masjlis-e-Ulema and Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid have strongly denounced the barring of congregational Friday prayers at the historic Jama Masjid for the 10th time this year.
In a joint statement issued here, MMU and AAJM strongly protested frequent closure of Kashmir’s religious and spiritual center stating that it not only hurts the sentiments of the people but is a grave violation of their religious freedom. It stated that using military might to confine people and impose such curbs, is a blatant interference in our religious matters, that is bound to evoke anger and resentment in the masses. It demanded an immediate halt to these the anti-people policies imposed by the ruling regime.
The MMU and AAJM strongly condemned the continuous detention of the chief cleric and chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at his Nigeen residence and barring him from carrying out his religious duties time and again.