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Authorities once again disallow Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid Srinagar: Anjuman Auqaf

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Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid has said that the authorities once again did not allow congregational Friday prayers to be held at Jama Masjid in Srinagar today.

In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Anjuman Auqaf said that the deployment of forces was carried out since early morning in the area.

“When gates of the mosque were opened in the morning by Auqaf employees, forces stopped them and informed them that prayer will not be allowed today,” the statement reads.

It said that repeated and deliberate closure of the central Jamia Masjid for Friday prayers by the authorities is highly condemnable.

“Muslims of the valley denounce this injustice and interference in their religious obligations in strongest terms.”

Anjuman also decried the continuous arbitrary house arrest of its president Mirwaiz Umar Farooq since 05 August 2019. (KNS)


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