Mehbooba Mufti’s call to Mirwaiz Umar is ‘quite ironical’, says Hurriyat Conference (M)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) spokesperson on Tuesday said that the phone call of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq condemning the Jamia incident which she is broadcasting in media for obvious reasons, is quiet ironical as it was during her tenure as CM that the mosque was most barred to people for offering of Friday prayers.

In 2016 it was locked down for three months, in 2017 for the first time even Juma tul Vida congregation during Ramadan was not allowed and in 2018 for 16 Friday’s prayers were barred in the mosque, he said in a statement.

“On all these days Mirwaiz was either put under house arrest or in jail as in 2016.”

The spokesperson said if Ms Mufti during her tenure as CM had the same feelings towards Jamia Masjid which she calls “the landmark and most important religious and social institution of Kashmir“ at whose desecration she is “outraged” today, and had showed the courage to stand up for the religious rights of the Muslims of valley instead of presiding over the bans and bars on Jamia Masjid then her “outrage“ would at least have been sincere.

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