Srinagar: The J&K government authorities once again sealed the Jamia Masjid on Friday thus disallowing the faithful to offer congregational prayers inside the historic Masjid.
Early in the day, the government placed under house detention Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at his Nigeen residence preventing him from moving out. Valley’s chief cleric, Mirwaiz leads Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid.
Meanwhile, reports coming from Soura of Srinagar district said that people held protests against braid chopping in Valley. The call for protests was given by the joint resistance leadership.
“People held anti-braid chopping protests in Anchar area of Soura,” eye witnesses said. “They raised slogans: manzoor nahi-manzoor nahi, mulzimo ko pesh karo.”
For past three weeks, Kashmir witnessed over 50 incidents of braid chopping across the Valley and early this morning an alleged braid chopping succumbed to his injures after he was hit by a brick on Wednesday evening in Anantnag district during protests.