Hurriyat Conference’s Mirwaiz Farooq’s house arrest ends after 4 years

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference president Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was released from house arrest after four years on Friday, officials said.

He was taken into custody by the police in 2019 after expressing opposition to the proposal to withdraw the special status granted to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and kept under house arrest.

After being released from house arrest, he will participate in the Friday mass prayers to be held at the historic Jamia Masjid, according to a release from the Anjuman Aukhaf Jamia Masjid Management Board of Nohata area.

Officials visited Mirwaiz’s house on Thursday evening and informed him that he was being released from house arrest. They have been allowed to participate in the Friday Prayer at the Jamia Masjid, the mosque said in a statement.

News of his release came after the separatist Hurriyat Conference president Mirwaiz moved the High Court challenging his house arrest.

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