Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is likely to be released this week, KNO reported, quoting unnamed official sources.
Mirwaiz, who will complete 20 months under house detention at his Nigeen residence in Srinagar, is likely to walk free this week and more likely ahead of Friday.
“There is every possibility that Mirwaiz may be released from his house detention ahead of coming Friday, ” an official source said, adding that he may be allowed to address a religious gathering at the historic Jamia Masjid on the occasion of the auspicious occasion of Mehraj-e-Aalam (Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) journey towards skies and back).
Mirwaiz was placed under house arrest on August 4, 2019, a day before the Government of India abrogated Article 370 and bifurcated 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.
Meanwhile, top security officials remained tightlipped about Mirwaiz’s release when asked whether the Kashmir’s head priest is being set free from 20-month long house detention. (KNO)