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Authorities in J&K disallow Friday congregational Prayers at Jamia Masjid

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No Friday congregational prayers was held at historic Jamai Masjid today as police did not allow people to enter the mosque, eyewitnesses said.

They said police closed all the doors in the morning and no one was allowed  inside the premises.

The Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid expressed strong resentment over the authorities decision not allowing congregational Friday prayers in the historic Jamia Masjid

In a statement, the Anjuman Auqaf condemned the authorities action not allowing congregational Friday prayers at Jama Masjid in Srinagar.

The statement said, Muslims of Kashmir are unable to understand that on the one hand, all the places of worship, mosques, shrines, Imambargahs and Khanqahs in Jammu and Kashmir were officially opened for Friday prayers,  only Jama Masjid Srinagar continues to be restricted from holding Friday congregational prayers is extremely unfortunate and incomprehensible.

They said, the closure of the grand mosque on Fridays is tantamount to “sheer interference “in the religious sentiments and feelings of the Muslims, which is unacceptable.

It is pertinent to mention here that earlier the authorities were not allowing Friday congregational prayers at Jamia Masjid to contain the spread of novel Coronavirus CoVID-19 infected cases in the Kashmir valley.


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