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Mirwaiz condemns restrictions on Muharram processions

Srinagar, Sep 19: Chairman Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Wednesday condemned the restrictions that were imposed in various areas of Srinagar to prevent Muharram.

Taking to social networking site Twitter, Mirwaiz wrote, “Srinagar held hostage by rulers to disallow Muharram procession! Curbs and restrictions on peoples movement everywhere. Roads and alleys leading to hospitals especially SMHS also blocked ..sick being made to suffer! Harassment of people keeps getting worse by the day.”

 

Earlier authorities impose restrictions in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of Shaheed Gunj, Batamaloo, Shergari, Kothibagh, Ram Munshi Bagh, Maisuma, and Kral Khud police stations.

Later, Hurriyat (M) spokesman too denounced the imposition of curbs in the city centre Lal Chowk and majority of parts Srinagar to foil Muharram processions and use of force on mourners besides blocking all routes even those leading to hospitals terming it as the direct inference in the religious affairs.

The Hurriyat (M) strongly condemned the use of force on mourners, thrashing and detaining them as ultimate highhandedness by the authorities.

The Hurriyat (M) strongly condemned the continuous arrest of a Kashmiri nursing student Muhammad Iqbal who was arrested at Khabar Kotli Jammu stating that his family is not being provided information about their son which has added to their worry.

The Hurriyat also expressed deep shock and grief over the mysterious murder of a minor boy of Basarbugh, Ganderbal whose body was found in an orchard and demanded that those behind this gruesome killing must be given an exemplary punishment.