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 […]

Jamia Masjid still locked

Jamia Masjid still locked

Srinagar: For the fifth consecutive Friday, government did not allow congregational prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid at Nowhatta in Srinagar. As authorities had imposed strict restrictions under Section 144 in Nowhatta, local residents told Kashmir Reader that all the raods, lanes and bylanes leading to the mosque were sealed with concertina wires by government […]

Yatra uninterrupted despite attack but Jamia Masjid sealed: Rasheed

Yatra uninterrupted despite attack but Jamia Masjid sealed: Rasheed

Srinagar: Accusing police and civil administration of becoming like over ground workers of Sangh Parivar and other “anti-Kashmir forces”, MLA Langate Sheikh Abdul Rasheed has condemned government for barring Friday prayers in the Jamia Masjid Srinagar for the second consecutive week. In a statement issued here, Rasheed said that while government was doing everything to […]

First time since Dogra days, Jumat-ul-Vada prayers barred at Jamia Masjid

First time since Dogra days, Jumat-ul-Vada prayers barred at Jamia Masjid

Srinagar: Jumat-ul-Vada prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan were disallowed at Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid on Friday by the government, for the first time since the days of the pre-1947 Dogra regime. The pro-freedom leadership had called for protests against civilian killings after the Jumat-ul-Vida prayers. All roads leading towards the historic mosque were sealed […]

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