Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (M) has taken a strong exception about people not being allowed to offer Friday congregational prayers at Jamia Masjid and Hazratbal.
“This is direct interference in our religious affairs and won’t be tolerated,” a Hurriyat (M) spokesman said in a statement.
He expressed strong resentment over authorities preventing Hurriyat (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, from discharging his religious duties. “He continues to be under house arrest. He was not allowed to offer congregational Friday prayers,” the spokesman added.
Meanwhile large scores of people today staged protest demonstrations at Samboora Pampore while marching towards Kakapora in Pulwama. Police, however, used force at Kakpora to disperse them.
According to reports, a large number of people assembled at Samboora this afternoon and protested the civilian killings and the on-going security siege on Kashmir. Raising pro-freedom slogans, the protesters were challenged by police and paramilitary forces at Kakpora, and lobbed tear gas shells and fired in air to disperse the protesters. As the news about the incident spread, women from surrounding areas joined the protest.