Srinagar: On the occasion of the 27th anniversary of “Operation Jamia Masjid”, Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday said the operation was an open aggression against Kashmir’s spiritual centre
Mirwaiz in a statement said that despite repeated attempts from time to time to silence the voice from the pulpit of the Masjid, the podium has and will continue to be the people’s true voice, highlighting injustices and repression, and striving for achievement of their rights.
“The operation was an act of revenge by the authorities on the people and leadership as the historic mosque has been the rallying point and central to the sentiments and aspirations of the masses,” Mirwaiz said, adding the pulpit of Jamia Masjid has always been an eye sore for all regimes that have ruled Kashmir by force, as it has highlighted the miseries and oppression on people and represents their true aspirations.
The pulpit of historic Masjid represents the concept of Islam, the Hurriyat chairman said, as preached by our beloved Prophet Mohammad (SAW) as a complete way of life, touching on all aspects that affect humans in their social, political and religious sphere. “As such it will always remain in the forefront of highlighting issues that affect the people most and showing them that path of truth and justice as preached by Islam in the resolution of those issues,” he said