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“Mirwaiz Umar Farooq likely to be released”

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Srinagar: Hurriyat-M chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is likely to be released from house detention this week, sources said Tuesday.

Quoting “official sources”, news agency KNO reported that Mirwaiz, who will complete 20 months under house detention at his Nigeen residence in Srinagar, is likely to walk free this week.

“There is every possibility that Mirwaiz may be released from his house-detention ahead of coming Friday,” said an official source, adding that he may be allowed to address the gathering at the historic Jama Masjid on the occasion of Meiraj.

However, top security officials remained tightlipped about Mirwaiz’s release when asked whether he is being set free, the news agency reported.

Mirwaiz was placed under house arrest on August 04, 2019, a day before the GoI announced scrapping of Article 370 and sliced the erstwhile state of J&K into two Union Territories—J&K and Ladakh.

Pertinently, Mirwaiz is scheduled to address the Ulema Council meet at Mirwaiz Manzil Rajouri Kadal, Srinagar tomorrow (Wednesday) on the issue of growing drug abuse in Kashmir. (KNO)

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