Mirwaiz sends authorized discover to J&Okay govt. over his ‘home detention’

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
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Hurriyat chairman and the Kashmir Valley’s chief cleric Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday despatched a authorized discover to the Jammu and Kashmir authorities over his steady detention at his residence in Srinagar.

The Mirwaiz’s lawyer, within the authorized discover addressed to the J&Okay Chief Secretary, mentioned, “The ironical half is that my consumer has been detained illegally with out serving of any order of detention upon him, he isn’t allowed to maneuver outdoors his residence, as a big contingent of police personnel have been deployed therein to curb his motion, he has not been even knowledgeable as to why he has been detained nor has any floor of detention been offered to him.”

The lawyer mentioned that the Mirwaiz’s liberty has been curtailed in an arbitrary method. “The unlawful and unwarranted detention is towards the fundamental construction of the ideas of pure justice,” the authorized discover mentioned.

The discover additionally recalled J&Okay Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha’s latest remarks claiming that the administration had not detained the Mirwaiz and that he might transfer to anywhere. “However, the deployment of enormous contingent of safety forces outdoors the Nigeen residence of my consumer nullifies the aforesaid stand of Lieutenant Governor,” the discover acknowledged. 

The lawyer mentioned the Mirwaiz had not been allowed to take part within the funerals and burials of his shut relations and expensive ones. “He has been prevented to carry out and lead Friday congregational prayers, which once more is a violation of his proper to faith,” the discover added. The Mirwaiz additionally had critical well being points, it mentioned.

“By way of the medium of this authorized discover, it’s requested to carry and take away the restrictions imposed upon the motion of my consumer,” it added.

The lawyer additionally sought the lifting of restrictions upon the Mirwaiz to take part in spiritual ceremonies and actions and “to not forestall him from preaching his faith and to carry out his spiritual duties, significantly to take part in congregational prayers on Fridays at Jamia Masjid, Nowhatta, Srinagar.”

Within the case of no immediate and constructive response, the Mirwaiz shall be constrained and compelled to file the suitable proceedings or writ within the competent court docket of jurisdiction, the discover mentioned.

The Mirwaiz was arrested on August 4, 2019 when the Centre ended J&Okay’s particular constitutional place. He was later shifted to his Nigeen residence and “positioned underneath home arrest”. Nonetheless, Mr. Sinha has repeatedly mentioned, in a number of interviews to information channels, that the Mirwaiz was “free to go wherever he needs underneath a safety cowl”.  

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