Mirwaiz condemns restrictions on Ashura procession

Srinagar: Paying tributes to the martyrs of Karbala Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday condemned the restrictions placed on the Ashura procession.
In a statement Mirwaiz said, “The blood spilled in the deserts of Karbala around 1500 hundred year ago would continue to spread the message of struggle towards the right path. The sacrifice of Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions have set up an example of righteousness, truthfulness, and humanity before us. Karbala reflects how the right wins over wrong.”
The Hurriyat (M) chairman said that Karbala shows that those people who sacrifice their lives on the path of truth ultimately prevail. Condemning authorities’ decision on putting restrictions on Ashura procession Mirwaiz said, “Governments decision of imposing curfew to restrict the march of mourners and common people is a clear case of frustration.”
He also termed the arrests of pro-freedom leadership as undemocratic and cause of concern.