Srinagar: Accusing police and civil administration of becoming like over ground workers of Sangh Parivar and other “anti-Kashmir forces”, MLA Langate Sheikh Abdul Rasheed has condemned government for barring Friday prayers in the Jamia Masjid Srinagar for the second consecutive week.
In a statement issued here, Rasheed said that while government was doing everything to facilitate Amarnath Yatra, but state subjects were being deprived of their religious rights.
“While Govt. itself claims that Yatra is under threat of militants but still makes it uninterrupted for weeks to gather, it is shameful that it can’t ensure Friday prayers which take hardly an hour or so to complete, despite there being no threat against devotees,” Rasheed said.
He said that government has been “more than cruel” not only to common Kashmiris but to leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Farooq by “curbing their fundamental and religious freedom”.
He also questioned the detention of Asiya Andrabi in a “miserable cell” at Jammu Jail.
He also rejected constituting of Special investigating Team (SIT) by J&K Police for investigaton of Yatri attack, as “the security agencies are themselves under the clout of doubt over the incident.”