Markets in downtown to remain closed on Fridays: govt order

Markets in downtown to remain closed on Fridays: govt order

Srinagar: The government has ordered closure of all shops and business establishments in old city areas of Srinagar every Friday. Invoking the Jammu and Kashmir Shops and Establishments Act, 1966, an official communiqué made public on Saturday said that the Labour and Employment Department has fixed different week days as “close days” for traders and […]

Friday prayers at 1.30pm at Jamia

Friday prayers at 1.30pm at Jamia

Srinagar: Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid would be offered at 1.30pm, following a sermon by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at 12:15pm, the Anjuman-e-Auqaf Jamia Masjid informed Wednesday. The Auqaf secretary has urged people to reach the Masjid on time.  

Anjuman-e-Auqaf slams govt for deploying forces around Jamia on Fridays

SRINAGAR: A meeting of members of Anjuman-e-Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar was held on Wednesday at Mirwaiz Manzil Rajouri Kadal, a party statement issued here said. It said the members from Jamia Masjid Traders Association and Shaheed-e-Milat market participated in the meeting which strongly criticised the government for continuously deploying police and paramilitary forces around the […]

AAC condemns lockdown of Jamia Masjid, restrictions in Old City

AAC condemns lockdown of Jamia Masjid, restrictions in Old City

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Awami Action Committee has strongly condemned the repeated imposition of curfew and restrictions in Srinagar and locking down the Kashmir’s grand mosque “to disallow” people to offer Friday congregation prayers. A spokesperson of AAC in a statement said all these tactics have no justification and termed it as “ultimate form of […]

Prayers disallowed at Jamia Masjid, restrictions clamped in downtown

Prayers disallowed at Jamia Masjid, restrictions clamped in downtown

Srinagar: Following the killing of two top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants in Srinagar on Thursday, the government on Friday sealed and imposed strict restrictions in parts of Srinagar. Prayers at the Jamia Masjid were also barred, for the second consecutive Friday. LeT commander Abu Ismail and his associate Abu Qasim were killed in a brief encounter […]

Restrictions in Srinagar, no Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid

Restrictions in Srinagar, no Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid

Srinagar: The government imposed strict restrictions in parts of Srinagar on Friday to prevent people from holding protests against cleansing of Muslim Rohingyas in Myanmar. Early morning, government forces were deployed in downtown to impose restrictions in the areas falling under five police stations. The government did not allow people to offer Friday prayers in […]

Traders protest frequent restrictions in downtown

Traders protest frequent restrictions in downtown

Srinagar: Jamia Masjid Traders and Kashmir Traders and Manufactures Association, besides some prominent citizens staged a peaceful sit in at Nowhatta against repeated imposition of strict curbs in down town Srinagar. They called the restrictions as an attempt at “converting it into a military fortress” by disallowing congregational Friday prayers and barring Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir from addressing […]

Jamia Masjid stays closed, clashes occur in Safa Kadal, Sopore

Jamia Masjid stays closed, clashes occur in Safa Kadal, Sopore

Srinagar: Friday prayers were not allowed at Srinagar’s central mosque, the Jamia Masjid, for the sixth consecutive week. The district administration also imposed restrictions in areas under four police stations in downtown Srinagar: Nowhatta, MR Gunj, Kralkhud, and Safakadal. Residents of these areas said that the authorities imposed restrictions without any announcement on Thursday evening. […]

Religious organisations warn govt against continuous lockdown of Jamia Masjid

Religious organisations warn govt against continuous lockdown of Jamia Masjid

SRINAGAR: Imams and molvis of various religious organisations and masajids (mosques) of Kashmir discussed the continuous closure of Jamia Masjid, barring of Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq from leading Friday prayers and imposing strict curbs in downtown areas on Fridays. In a day-long deliberation over a series of issues, in which besides Ulema, a […]

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