Farooq Abdullah stopped from offering prayers: National Conference

The National Conference (NC) on Friday claimed that the administration had prevented its president and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah from leaving his residence to offer prayers at the Hazratbal shrine on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi.

“J&K administration has blocked the residence of Party President Dr Farooq Abdullah and stopped him from offering prayers at Dargah Hazratbal. JKNC condemns this infringement of fundamental right to pray, especially on the auspicious occasion of Milad Un Nabi SAW,” the NC tweeted.

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti criticised the administration for allegedly stopping Farooq Abdullah from offering prayers.

She said the move to stop Farooq Abdullah exposes Centre’s “deep paranoia.”

“Preventing Farooq sahab from offering prayers on Milad Un Nabi SAW at Hazratbal exposes GOI’s deep paranoia & their iron fist approach towards J&K. Its a gross violation of our rights & is highly condemnable,” Mehbooba tweeted.

Farooq Abdullah, who represents Srinagar in the Lok Sabha was supposed to visit the Hazratbal shrine to offer prayers.