All Parties Hurriyat Conference chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is likely to be released from 20-month long house detention this week, a report quoting unnamed sources said on Tuesday.
The Kashmir News Observer reported that Mirwaiz, who will complete 20 months under house detention at his Nigeen residence in Srinagar is likely to walk free this week and more like ahead of Friday.
“There is every possibility that Mirwaiz may be released from his house detention ahead of coming Friday,” said an official source.
The report said that the top cleric he may be allowed to address a religious gathering at the historic Jamia Masjid on the occasion of auspicious occasion of Mehraj-e-Aalam.
Mirwaiz was placed under house arrest on August 4, 2019 a day before India announced scrapping of Article 370 and sliced the erstwhile state into two Union Territories.
Pertinently, Mirwaiz is scheduled to address the Ulema Council meet at Mirwaiz Manzil Rajouri Kadal, Srinagar on Wednesda on the issue of growing drug abuse in Kashmir.
Meanwhile, top security officials remained tightlipped about Mirwaiz’s release when asked whether the Kashmir’s head priest is being set free.