Srinagar: Unlike past when Hurriyat Conference chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq would devote almost ten minutes of his religious sermon to political situation in Kashmir, there was no such talk on Friday.
City correspondent said that the Hurriyat chairman, who is also the chief cleric of the Kashmir, restricted his sermon to religious thought, a rarity if not the exception given his routine lecture at the grand mosque.
During his last sermon, the Mirwaiz had talked administration and cornered Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for his â€˜failureâ€™ to realize election times promises about Bijli, Pani and Sadak.
The amalgam has also maintained silence over the latest suggestion to them by leadership of ruling National Conference including party Patron Farooq Abdullah and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
The father-son duo had asked the Hurriyat Conference chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, to hold parleys with New Delhi â€œwhen they (Hurriyat) can to talk parliamentarians.â€
Syed Rehman, one of the associates of the Hurriyat Conference chairman, said that it was not â€˜wiseâ€™ for him (Mirwaiz) to talk â€˜needlesslyâ€™.
â€œThere was lot of activity particularly seminars last week and Mirwaiz sahib divulged at length about the political situation in Kashmir during the meetings. It is also not wise for him to talk unnecessarily,â€ he said.
Regarding the silence by amalgam on recent suggestion by Farooq Abdullah and the Chief Minister, he said, â€œMirwaiz sahib is not supposed to react to everything what paid agents of New Delhi like Farooq Abdullah or Umar Farooq utter.â€
He said that the amalgam has already put forth four conditions before the New Delhi for any dialogue. â€œUnless these conditions are met, there would be no parleys with India,â€ he said.