Huge deployment leads to Friday disturbances: Auqaf Jamia Masjid

Huge deployment leads to Friday disturbances: Auqaf Jamia Masjid

Srinagar: Strongly condemning the heavy deployment of forces around the historic Jama Masjid in Srinagar every Friday, Anjuman-e-Auqaf Jama Masjid has said that the presence of hundreds of forces at all nook and corners of the grand masjid instills fear among the worshipers, and causes harassment to them. In a statement issued here the Anjuman-e-Auqaf […]

Kani-jung rages on: Troops pelted with stones; 4 youths arrested

Kani-jung rages on: Troops pelted with stones; 4 youths arrested

Srinagar: Government troops confronted angry crowds and were pelted with stones in several areas of Kashmir on Friday, even as police put under house detention Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to prevent him from leading protests outside the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. Reports said that police arrested four youths during clashes in Srinagar’s […]

Mirwaiz barred from offering Friday prayers

Mirwaiz barred from offering Friday prayers

SRINAGAR: Chairman, Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was barred from offering Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid Srinagar. A statement issued by the Hurriyat said that because of the curbs on Mirwaiz, he could not participate in the blood donation camp organized in the vicinity of Jama Masjid in connection with Hafta-e Shahadat programs. Speaking […]

Geelani, Mirwaiz stopped from offering Friday prayers

Geelani, Mirwaiz stopped from offering Friday prayers

Srinagar: Hurriyat Chairmen Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq continuously stayed under house arrest on Friday. Geelani, who has been under house arrest since 2010, was not allowed to offer Friday prayers, said a Hurriyat spokesperson. Mirwaiz was also barred from attending prayers for the fourth consecutive Friday, a spokesman said. “The arrogance of […]

Preventing Mirwaiz from offering Friday prayers ‘frustration’ of government: Hurriyat (M)

Preventing Mirwaiz from offering Friday prayers ‘frustration’ of government: Hurriyat (M)

SRINAGAR: Strongly condemning the house arrest of its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and not allowing him to offer Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid, the Hurriyat Conference (M) has said the way government was imposing curbs on political and religious activities of Mirwaiz and other resistance leaders reflects the “worst example of dictatorial policies”. In a […]

Geelani barred from Friday prayers again

Geelani barred from Friday prayers again

SRINAGAR: Under house arrest, octogenarian pro-freedom leader Syed Ali Geelani was barred from offering Friday prayers again today. “He (Geelani) has not been allowed to offer prayers for so many years and this is highly condemnable,” Hurriyat’s (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar said. “He has been confined to his residence in Hyderpora area of Srinagar for […]

Friday continues to be day of battle with troops

Friday continues to be day of battle with troops

Srinagar: Anti-India protests were held and government troops pelted with stones in several areas of Kashmir on Friday. For the first time since July last year, the ‘protest calendar’ had not called for a strike this Friday. Protesters also waved the Pakistan flag near Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid in the Nowhatta area, despite army chief […]

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