Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) has said that its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq completed 20 months in house detention on Monday.
In a statement, Hurriyat (M) said that Mirwaiz was put under house arrest on 4th August 2019 .
It said said that Hurriyat (M) has been repeatedly demanding the release of it’s chairman who is arbitrarily detained at his home, his basic human and civil rights and liberties being suspended by the state.
“As the holy month of Ramadan draws near, it once again asks the authorities to release the Mirwaiz and all the political prisoners and youth who are arbitrarily detained in various jails and detention centres across J&K and in various states of India,” the statement said.
Hurriyat (M) said said that as is the centuries old tradition, its chairman being the Mirwaiz of J&K has religious obligations to be fulfilled, particularly during the holy month of Ramadan .
So until he is released from home detention he cannot carry them out, the statement added.
“So we urge the authorities to release him and all other prisoners without delay and allow the people of Kashmir to observe the holy month of Ramadan with their loved ones and without creating obstacles and hurting the sentiments of Muslims by keeping the Mirwaiz under detention,” the statement further stated.