Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) Saturday clarified that the chairman of the amalgam Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has not signed any bond as reported by a section of media stating that the Hurriyat remains firm by its principle stand on Kashmir issue.
According to a handout issued to the wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Hurriyat (M) stated that its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq continues to be under house arrest since August 5 at his residence as such his access to people and communication is extremely limited.
“The news item carried by some newspaper quoting sources that the Hurriyat chairman has been released after signing a bond, is entirely baseless,” said the statement. It further said that the conglomerate remains firm by its principle stand on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir and stands with the people in this unprecedented situation that all are facing.
Interestingly, as per some media reports, Mirwaiz was one among seven individuals detained following the seven individuals detained following the abrogation of special given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370, who have signed bonds to secure their released.
According to KNO, a news agency quoting official sources said on Friday that apart from Mirwaiz, two leaders of National Conference, one each from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and two others, whose political affiliations were not immediately revealed, had signed the bonds.
Pertinently, at least 36 detainees have been lodged in sub-jail Centaur since August 5. Mirwaiz was placed under house detention on August 5, in the wake of scrapping of Article 370 and Article 35 A. Mirwaiz, who has been a key leader of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani and JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik. Geelani remains confined to his Hyderpora residence while as Malik has been booked by NIA court and stands lodged in New Delhi’s Tihar. The trio had vociferously opposed any change in the State Subject Law guaranteed under Article 35A. (KNO)