Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday wasn’t allowed to leave his house to attend Friday prayers at the city’s Grand Mosque, Jamia Masjid.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who is also chief priest of the Jamia Masjid, tried to leave his house in the afternoon for prayers, however, officers prevented him from leaving the house.
Mirwaiz told police officers present outside his house that the home minister of India told Parliament that no leader was in detention and recently, Lt Governor Manoj Sinha also said that he had to decide what to do. “I am in detention for the past three years. I can’t offer prayers. Why don’t you (officers) give me in writing that I am not allowed to move out from my house,” Mirwaiz told the officers.
He had made preparation to deliver the sermon at the Jamia mosque which would have been the first since his detention on August 4, 2019, ahead of the revocation of the special status of J&K under Article 370 and its bifurcation into two union territories.
A fire broke out in Delhi’s Nangloi area on late Friday night. The incident, according to Delhi Fire Service, took place around 11.50pm in PVC waste in Kamruddin Nagar in Nangloi. No casualties have been reported so far. The blaze broke out in Nangloi two days after the national capital witnessed two such incidents in Patparganj industrial area – one in a mobile godown and another at a factory.
A 25-year-old woman was killed, while The victim, Anjali, a resident of Dera Bassi’s three-year-old daughter was injured when the auto-rickshaw they were travelling in was hit by an unknown vehicle on Friday night. The victim, Anjali, a resident of Dera Bassi, was on her way home from Zirakpur with her husband Ashish and daughter Sadhvi when their auto was hit by a vehicle on the Dera Bassi flyover.
A 32-year-old biker was crushed under a container truck near Ballopur village in Lalru on Thursday night. The victim, Rajesh Kumar, a resident of Hardev Nagar, Lalru Mandi, was on his way home from Malakpur village when the speeding truck hit his two-wheeler at around 9.30 pm. The truck driver fled from the scene. The body was handed over to the victim’s relatives after the post-mortem examination.
Each year, on September 5, Teachers’ Day, the UT education department honours government school principals and teachers for their achievements in the field of education. However, this year, the roll of honour will also include educators from the private sector. Teachers, principals, and heads of recognised private schools have been asked to send their nominations to the education department by August 30. Schools can only nominate one teacher.
The Punjab and Haryana high court has summoned records pertaining to the Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the murder of national-level shooter and lawyer Sukhmanpreet Singh, better known as Sippy Sidhu, in September 2015. The high court bench of justice Sureshwar Thakur passed the order after the CBI said it wished to present certain facts about the case before the court made a decision on the accused Kalyani Singh’s bail plea.