Hurriyat (G) condemns disallowing Geelani from offering Friday prayers

  • State, Published on: Friday 11th November 16 - 8:39pm

‘Govt waged war against whole community’

Srinagar: Hurriyat (G) on Friday strongly condemned the government’s refusal to allow its chairman Syed Ali Geelani to offer Friday prayer, continued siege of the Jamia Masjid Srinagar, arrest of pro-freedom leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik ahead of “Youm-e-Istiqlal” at Jamia Masjid Srinagar.
In a statement issued to Global Kashmir, Hurriyat (G) said that “Geelani Sahab today tried to reach Jamia Masjid Srinagar, but the large contingent of police force locked the main gate. Even after repeated knocks they didn’t open the gate.”
Hurriyat spokesman said that stopping an individual from performing his or her religious responsibilities is gross violation of human rights and interference in the personnel and religious rights.
He said that “by doing so Indian rulers and their local voices have very well explained the real essence of Indian secularism and their hollow slogans of religious freedom, individual liberties and equal rights is nothing but the age old deceitful slogans of the imperialistic mindset which they have been using to befool others.”
Strongly condemning the siege of Central Jamia Masjid Srinagar for last 4 months and not allowing Friday’s prayers, Hurriyat (G) said that local government has purposefully joined hands with the preachers of Hindutwa to implement the Nagpour agenda.
“They have waged war against the whole community by forcefully preventing people from their prayers,” he said.
Commenting on not allowing Friday prayers in Jamia Masjid, Hurriyat (G) said that this is the worst and autocratic attitude of interfering in the religious obligations of the people. “Indian patriots, secularists and those claiming to uphold the “Kashmiryat” and Kashmiri hospitality, need to introspect themselves, as to why they can’t dare to come on TV screens to deliver the sermons on these glorifying actions of their Kashmiriyat.”
While commenting on the role of ‘puppet regime’, Hurriyat (G) said that, for those claiming to be the tallest activists of human rights, locking down the central mosque in capital city of the only Muslim Majority state of their “safest country for Muslims” could be the highest award. “These faceless stooges should be ashamed of themselves that the grand mosque is waiting for namazis and no azan is reverberated for the last four months.”
Hurriyat (G) said that demonizing Muslims and proudly celebrating Diwali is nothing but appeasement of their coalition partners, fearing being categorized as staunch Muslims.
The spokesman said that these collaborators no doubt have Muslim names, but their conduct and mindset is totally un-Islamic and anti-Muslim as they ever before have mortgaged their faith for their petty and mean interests.
Hurriyat (G) said that “these paid agents of Saffron Brigade will never ever be able to dent our resolve for freedom.”
Meanwhile Hurriyat (G) has condemned the arrest of pro-freedom activist Abdul Ahad Parra from Rajbagh.
Hurriyat said that, government through its authorities is itself deflating the balloon of so-called battle of ideas by the undemocratic, unethical and illegal actions.