News Tech: Police on Friday stopped Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq from leaving his residence to offers prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid here, days after Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said the Kashmir’s chief priest was not under house arrest.
”The Lt Governor has announced that I am a free man…I am going to Jamia Masjid to discharge my religious duties as the Mirwaiz. Why am I being stopped?” he asked the police officers.
As soon as the vehicle of the Mirwaiz reached the main gate of his residence, two police officers stopped it and asked him to return home.
One of the officers responded that a security review was going on due to which he would not be allowed to leave.
The Mirwaiz said the government is claiming that everything in Kashmir has returned to normal and people were happy.
”I want to join my people in their happiness. Why are you stopping me?” he asked before being turned back to his residence. Sinha, in a interview to BBC last week, said the Mirwaiz was not under house arrest and the police personnel around him were only for his protection.
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