SRINAGAR, Sep. 22, 2023 (TBINN)
Chairman of Hurriyat Conference and Kashmir’s head priest, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, after four years, has been set free from house-arrest.
Today, soon after his release, Mirwaiz, attended the congregational prayers at Srinagar’s Historic Jamia Masjid which was quite an emotional moment for him, as well as the people who gathered to see him.
As Mirwaiz reached pulpit of the Mosque, to stand in front of the people, he burst into tears. “I was kept under house-arrest since August 4, 2019. It was despite the fact that authorities had approved my release but nothing was done. At last, I had to go to the court and get my release order. To stay away from you all for years was very difficult for me. This was the toughest time but your prayers and love helped me and I found you all with me always. I know what has happened with you after August 2019 it was not easy; the article was abrogated, and the state was divided. Despite being under house-arrest, I always kept an eye on the situation. Today’s situation is no different, we should have patience and believe in god. Islam teaches us to trust in God as after every tough situation, there is bound to be a good time,” Farooq said.