His supporters showered flower petals and raised slogans hailing the Hurriyat Conference chairman as he entered the Srinagar’s grand mosque.
The Protesters also raised anti-Pakistan slogans while pulling down the board. They also held a candle light protest outside the Hurriyat office.
The moderate Hurriyat Conference on Friday claimed that the Jammu and Kashmir authorities have gone back on their decision to release the Mirwaiz from detention.
PDP's Srinagar district president and MLC Mohammad Khurshid Alam hailed the statement of the Mirwaiz and said that such gestures from a tall religious leader are welcome and will for sure help in bringing a positive change on the ground.
It is worth mentioning that the BJP leadership had built the party’s Lok Sabha election campaign around the Pulwama issue and terrorism in Kashmir and Shah had, in his election rallies, spoken of iron fist action against terrorists and scrapping the controversial Articles 370 and 35A that “encourage” separatism in J&K.
Earlier, Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq announced that the conglomerate led by him was "ready to support all Indo-Pak efforts aimed at ending hostility and seeking a peaceful solution" to the Kashmir issue
Farooq, who was speaking at a seminar organised by the Hurriyat Conference in Srinagar said, "We are not against either the people of India or development. If India and Pakistan initiate a dialogue, we are ready to support it, but India must first accept the basic reality that there can be no military solution to the Kashmir dispute."
Malik's sister on Saturday in a statement said that Malik was on hunger strike ever since the NIA shifted him to Delhi and following his deteriorating health was shifted to a hospital.
As a strategy to prevent the division of their votes, the NC and PDP have not fielded their candidates against the Congress on both Lok Sabha seats of the Jammu division.