All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has expressed strong resentment that after announcing the release of it’s chairman and Mirwaiz e Kashmir Molvi Umar Farooq from twenty month long house detention since August 2019, “Government authorities went back on their decision”.

APHC said that late last night police officials visited the Mirwaiz’s residence to convey to him that he continues to be under house arrest, and will not be allowed to go to Jama Masjid for Friday prayers and Majlis waz o tableeg today.

“And since early morning additional forces have been deployed outside his house and in the area converting it into a garrison. APHC strongly condemns this authoritarian flip flop of the Government,” a statement said.

APHC said that recently in the Indian parliament, Government of India’s Minister of State for Home Affairs had categorically stated that no one in Jammu & Kashmir is under house arrest.

“If that is so why does the Mirwaiz continue to be detained?”

APHC said that this imperious decision of the authorities has hurt the sentiments of people and further aggrieved them, as they were eagerly awaiting the Mirwaiz’s release from arbitrary house arrest.

“APHC appeals to people that though hugely disappointing they should not lose hope and show patience and at no cost resort to any form of violent protest,” the statement added.

 

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