Will soon reveal names of masked youth, says Mirwaiz

Awami Action Committee and Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday said the names of masked youth who desecrated the historic Jamia Masjid will be revealed soon.

Speaking during a drive to ‘cleanse’ the pulpit of the mosque, Mirwaiz said the process has been set in motion to unveil the faces of masked youth who decorated the mosque pulpit.

Amid pro-Islam slogans, Mirwaiz, who also heads a faction of Hurriyat Conference, took out a cloth and started the cleansing of Jamia Masjid pulpit while others joined him.

Speaking during the occasion, Mirwaiz said their investigation has begun and the faces and names behind the desecration of Jamia Masjid will be made public soon.

He said some disgruntled elements at the behest of some anti-Islamic agencies by raising black flags on the very sacred pulpit of this grand mosque have hurt the sentiments of the millions of Muslims living here.

He urged the youth to remain vigilant and defeat the nefarious designs of enemies.


“The incident has led to shock, outrage and deep resentment among people and has deeply hurt their sentiments” Mirwaiz said.

A group of masked youth entered the mosque last Friday after weekly congregational prayers and rushed to the pulpit, with one of them standing atop the pulpit, shouting slogans and raising IS flags.


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