Jammu & Kashmir The Lead

Farooq Abdullah not allowed to offer prayers at Hazratbal: NC

Srinagar, Oct 30:  National Conference on Friday denounced the incumbent government for barring Party President, Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr. Farooq Abdullah from offering Friday prayers at Asar-e-Sharief Hazratbal following Eid-e-Milad Observance.

Party General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar in a statement issued here strongly denounced the administration move for restraining Dr. Farooq to his house and disallowing him from offering Friday congregational prayers at Dargah Sharif, terming the measure as blatant interference in one’s fundamental rights and religious affairs.

He said such tactics besides going against the freedom of religion enshrined in the country’s constitution are also unheard of in the emancipated world. “The administration blocked the residence of the party president on Friday morning and stopped him from offering prayers at Dargah Hazratbal. The party condemns this infringement of fundamental right to pray, especially on the occasion of Milad –Un- Nabi (SAW) observance. It is the one of the steepest developments in Kashmir post unilateral, unconstitutional and undemocratic abrogation of Article 370, 35-A to not allow people to offer prayers,” he said. (GNS)


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