Srinagar: Police on Sunday issued an adversary asking its men to not offer Eid prayers at “isolated or general mosques or Eidgahs” in Kashmir.
Deputy Inspector General of Police (Central Kashmir Range) Ghulam Hassan Bhat told Kashmir Reader that instructions have been passed to all the policemen to not go to local mosques to offer Eid prayers. The instructions come after police officer Mohammad Ayoub Pandith was lynched to death outside the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar on Thursday evening.
“The instructions have been passed to the cops for their safety and security, as the recent brutal killing of the senior police officer has given rise to more insecurity apprehensions,” Bhat said.
“Strict instructions have been given to all that no one will visit any unprotected mosque,” he added.
In the advisory, policemen have been asked to offer prayers at mosques inside district police lines.
The advisory has been issued from the Police Control Room (PCR) Srinagar on behalf of the Inspector General of Police. It has been sent to all police stations across the Valley. It reads, “You are advised to instruct the field and subordinate formations that they shall not offer Eid prayers in isolated or general mosques or Eidgahs.”
In Srinagar, policemen have been asked to offer prayers in the mosque at the district police lines or in the mosque at the police control room at Batamaloo.