Mehbooba’s statement over Jamia quite ironical: Hurriyat (M)
Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Tuesday termed the statement of PDP president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti over Jamia Masjid as quite ironical, saying that she in her tenure barred people to offer prayers in the historic Jamia Masjid on most of the Fridays.
The amalgam spokesman in a statement issued here said that “the phone call of PDP president Mehbooba Mufti to amalgam chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq condemning the Jamia incident which she is broadcasting in media for obvious reasons, is ‘quiet ironical’ as it was during her tenure as CM that the mosque was most barred to people for offering of Friday prayers.”
“In 2016 it was locked down for three months , in 2017 for the first time even Jumatul Vida congregation during Ramadan was not allowed and in 2018 for 16 Friday’s prayers were barred in the mosque! On all these days Mirwaiz was either put under house arrest or in jail as in 2016,” spokesman said.
The spokesman said if Mehbooba during her tenure as CM had the same feelings towards Jamia Masjid which she calls “the landmark and most important religious and social institution of Kashmir “at whose desecration she is “outraged” today, and had showed the courage to stand up for the religious rights of the Muslims of valley instead of presiding over the bans and bars on Jamia Masjid then her “outrage “would at least have been sincere.