Will decide on going to NIA if concerns are addressed: Mirwaiz

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After two weeks of restrictions, Friday prayers were allowed at Srinagar’s main mosque, the Jamia Masjid at Nowhatta. Addressing crowds at the mosque before the prayers, Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Omar Farooq stated, “There is no military solution to the issue of Kashmir. Do not run your politics around Kashmir. An atmosphere is being created to target Kashmiris with elections in mind. It is because of their own policies that young people in Kashmir are ready to sacrifice their lives.”

Without naming the NIA, he said, “Whoever needs to ask us anything can come here and do so. However, we will remain strong on our stand.” Speaking to The Indian Express, Mirwaiz said he was yet to receive a second summons, “but we will take a call on going to the NIA or not based on whether the concerns we had raised earlier have been addressed.”