No Friday prayers 2nd time in historic Jamia Masjid in Ramadhan

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Srinagar : The Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in Old City Nowhatta in Srinagar were disallowed by the authorities for the second consecutive week.

The prayers were disallowed amid strict restrictions imposed by the government to thwart protests against the death of a militant commander Zakir Musa who was killed in an encounter that raged between forces and militants in Dadsara area of Tral on Thursday.

Amid restrictions, all the four gates of Jamia Masjid remained locked, barring people from offering prayers in the Masjid.

Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman and Jamia Masjid’s head cleric, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq condemned the disallowing of Friday prayers today, stating that it is extremely sad that Kashmir loses its promising young on every day in one way or other to the lingering conflict.

In a tweet this afternoon, Mirwaiz urged all stakeholders to come together to bring peace to this beleaguered land by resolving the Kashmir issue.

“Condemn that for the second time in #Ramadan jumma prayers disallowed at #JamaMasjid. Extremely sad that each day #Kashmir loses its promising young in one way or other to the lingering conflict. Urge all stakeholders to come together to put an end to this daily killing and violence and bring peace to this beleaguered land by resolving the Kashmir issue,” Mirwaiz tweeted.

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