Rising Kashmir NewsSrinagar:
Hurriyat Conference (M) Monday condemned authorities for “not allowing its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to offer Nimaz-e-Jinazah of his maternal uncle Tariq Umar Buch who was also his close aide, and share the grief with his family members”.
Hurriyat Conference (M) spokesperson said Mirwaiz was detained in a police station, when he defied his house arrest to participate in his late uncle’s funeral .
He said Tariq Ahmed Buch passed away early Monday morning after a brief spell of illness.
Hurriyat (M) spokesman further said: “Mirwaiz asked the police personnel deployed outside his residence, to accompany him so that he could lead or at least participate in the funeral prayers of his uncle but his request was out rightly rejected by the police and instead he was taken to jail.”
Spokesman said government’s “vengeful approach of illegally detaining the Mirwaiz at his home, suspending all his basic rights including the right to offering Friday prayers and now even barring him from participating in the last rites of his uncle who was also his close aide and sharing the family grief is dictatorial to say the least and is very deplorable”.
Meanwhile, spokesman said people in large numbers participated in the funeral of late Tariq Ahmed Buch and as he was laid to rest with moist eyes.
His funeral was led by Khateeb of Jamia Masjid Moulana Syed Ahmed Naqshbandi (Imam Hai).
The spokesman said that deceased was the retired deputy registrar at High Court Srinagar.
He said: “Late Buch was extremely down to earth, simple, helpful and pro-poor person, who worked for the betterment of downtrodden people. During his service period in the High Court, the deceased always remained popular for his good deeds and extremely helpful nature.”
After his retirement, spokesperson said Tariq Buch was associated with Nigeen office of APHC chairman as his close aide and worked with dedication and sincerity. The spokesman said the death of Tariq has come as a great personal loss for the Mirwaiz.
The father of deceased, late Ghulam Hassan Buch was also a close aide of Muhajir-e-Milat Mirwaiz Yousuf Shah (RA) and an active member of Muslim Conference, spokesman said.
Meanwhile, spokesman said a condolence meeting for the deceased was held at party headquarters.
He said Fateh Khwani of deceased will be observed at 10 am at Bahu-ud-Din Ganj Baksh, Nowhatta on Thursday.