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Now, Mirwaiz lobby wants end to surveillance in Kashmir
Hadh Karr Di Aap Ne!
1/23/2020 12:04:47 AM
AB Sharma

Early Times Report

Jammu, Jan 22: Within three weeks of having resumed to offer congregational Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid here, the lobby supporting senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq wants that police surveillance be ended, a controversial demand that can give free hand to militants and other anti-nationals in Kashmir.
The Jamia Masjid Nowhatta, which is run by the committee with the Mirwaiz as the custodian has demanded that police should not use drones to keep vigil during the congregational prayers and that there should be no such deployment of cops either.
On January 3, the worshipers at Jamia Masjid were told that the deployment of forces and use of drones by the police was creating “an atmosphere of fear among the worshippers.”
The demand has only been amplified by the supporters of the Mirwaiz since.
The officials have asked why should presence of security forces or use of drones create any fear among law abiding citizens? “Why will any law abiding citizen be scared of the drones unless he or she is not conspiring to do something which is unlawful or anti-national?” asked a senior official.
He said the drones were being used only to monitor deployment of police forces such that peace prevails.
It is pertinent to mention that unlike past the Jamia Masjid has been witnessing peaceful congregations since the day police pushed drones into service to keep track of the activities in the area.
Prior to such security arrangements being in place, the Jamia Masjid would witness protests after Friday congregations. Most of the times the flags of the Islamic State would also be waved outside the mosque by the anti-national elements.
But use of drones has brought end to such anti-national activities. “When things are quite peaceful because of the police deployment and use of drones, why should any law abiding person have issues? It cannot be more ridiculous than this,” quipped a senior official.
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