In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has strongly denounced the authorities for imposing curfew and restrictions, preventing people from offering Juma prayers. According to Kashmir Media Service, the APHC Chairman, who continues to remain under house arrest, in a statement issued in Srinagar said, the attempt by the occupation authorities not to allow obligatory and virtuous Friday prayers is highly condemnable. He termed the action as undemocratic and unconstitutional. The Mirwaiz appealed to the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) to take strong note of the killing of civilians by Indian troops and the curb imposed by the authorities on religious rights in the occupied territory. On the other hand, condemning the restrictions on congregational Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar and other mosques, the Grand Mufti of occupied Kashmir, Mufti Bashiruddin, termed it as infringement on the peoples' fundamental religious rights. He warned that if the restrictions on prayers were imposed next Friday, he would issue an edict asking people to break the curfew and enter the mosques forcefully. The Grand Mufti demanded of the puppet administration to release all the detainees including Hurriyet leaders Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Mian Abdul Qayoom and Qazi Yasir. He also demanded release of Afzal Guru, convicted in the false case of attack on Indian parliament. Meanwhile, the Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi in a statement issued in Srinagar took strong exception to the imposition of curfew and other restrictions in the territory. She termed preventing people from offering prayers as interference in their religious affairs. She appealed the masses to make a success the programmes announced by the forum patronised by veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani in connection with the Quit Kashmir Campaign.