Srinagar, Oct 28: Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid Srinagar expressed strong resentment against the continued house detention of its Chairman Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq for the last more than three years.
Anjuman said that the holy month of Rabi-ul-Awwal has also come to an end and due to the continued detention of Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir, the pulpit and mihrab of the historic Central Jama Masjid Srinagar remained silent which otherwise in the presence of Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir would reverberate with the message of Qaal Allah Wa Qaala Rasool (SAW) and the respected leader would guide the faithful through his sermons.
Anjuman Auqaf in a statement said it is a sad and unfortunate aspect of the religious and milli history of Kashmir that its topmost religious leader is being kept under continued detention and restrictions are imposed on his peaceful official duties, which is highly condemnable.
Anjuman urged the authorities to realise and understand the fact that the continuous detention of Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir is hurting the emotions and sentiments of the people.
“And thousands of devotees and ardent followers of Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir who come every week from the nook and corner of the valley to the historic Jama Masjid Srinagar for Friday prayers have to return disappointed every time. Now their patience is running short,” it added.
Auqaf in the statement said it expects that the detention of Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir would be ended with the arrival of the month of Rabi-ul-Thaani and the Urs of Hazrat Peeraan-e-Peer Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) so that he could perform his official duties and other responsibilities.