The managing body of Jamia Masjid claimed that authorities did not allow congregational prayers there by deploying security personnel in large numbers.
Bindroo (68), the owner of Bindroo Medicare, was shot at by the assailants from point-blank range while he was at his pharmacy, a police official said.
The Taliban swept across Afghanistan last month, seizing control of almost all key towns and cities in the backdrop of withdrawal of the US forces that began on May 1.
It is pertinent to note that a week after Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani passed away, his associate Masrat Alam Bhat, was appointed as the chairman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference.
Alam, 50, who spearheaded 2010 summer unrest in Kashmir during which over 120 youth were killed, is presently lodged in Delhi’s Tihar jail.
His family alleged that the police forcibly took his body and quietly buried it at a graveyard near his residence at 4.45 am, sources said.
Syed Ali Shah Geelani: Lone voice of opposition to Musharraf’s four-point formula to resolve Kashmir issue
He was known for his hardline ideology and advocated J&K’s accession to Pakistan. He was heading a Hurriyat faction since 2003.
Geelani, who was a member of banned Jamaat-e-Islami and chairman of hardline Hurriyat Conference, had been suffering from various ailments for nearly last two decades.
On August 18, the Counter Intelligence Kashmir (CIK) wing of J&K Police arrested four persons including a senior separatist leader for allegedly selling Pakistan-based MBBS seats to Kashmiri students
Officials said that both the factions of the Hurriyat are likely to be banned under Section 3(1) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, or the UAPA.
'It is time that the conflict over the state of J&K is resolved so that not just Kashmir, but all of South Asia can look forward to living up to its collective potential,' Hurriyat Conference added.
The J&K administration on Sunday decided to stop security clearance for jobs and passports of Kashmiri youth allegedly involved in stone pelting and anti-national activities.
A spokesperson said three Hurriyat executive members Prof Abdul Ghani Bhat, Bilal Lone and Masroor Abbas Ansari were denied permission to meet Mirwaiz at his Nageen residence.
In a significant U-turn, India has opened secret contacts with the Taliban’s Afghan leadership.
The leaders also want people in Kashmir to march towards Mazar-e-Shuhada, Srinagar in accordance with Covid-19.