he 20-month long preventive detention of Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has come to an end, top officials were quoted as saying by The Hindu.
“Mirwaiz is not under house arrest,” a senior official was quoted as saying by Newespaper.
A Hurriyat spokesman, however, said that the decision to release has not yet been officially conveyed to Mirwaiz.
Reports said that Mirwaiz may be allowed to deliver Friday sermons at the historic Jamia Masjid this week. This will be the first time after August 4, 2019 that the Mirwais can resume their religious duties.