Srinagar: Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, both former chief ministers, hailed Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s release from house detention on Friday.
Omar stated that the Jamia Masjid’s Friday sermon will now be the focus of attention while as Mehbooba Mufti tweeted that a tussle has already begun between BJPs various political outfits to claim credit for Mirwaiz Umar’s release.
Taking to the X , Omar wrote, ” I welcome the step taken by the administration in J&K to release Mirwaiz Umar Farooq from house arrest. I hope that they allow him to move freely, interact with people & resume his social/religious responsibilities. Today eyes in Kashmir will be on the Mirwaiz as he delivers his first Friday sermon in Jamia Masjid after 2019.”
”Finally Mirwaiz Umer Farooq will walk a free man after years of LGs admin’s denial about his detention. As a religious head he is held in high regard by muslims across J&K. Unfortunate that a tussle has already begun between BJPs various political outfits to claim credit for his release,” wrote Mehbooba Mufti.