Friday prayers not allowed in Jamia masjid Srinagar

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Srinagar: Authorities on Friday did not allow weekly congregational prayers in the historical jamia masjid of Srinagar, sources said.

“Curbs curfew & House Arrests continue, even on #Aashura! No Friday prayers allowed at many mosques in the city including #JamaMasjid by the rulers,” Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq tweeted.

“Even majlis-e-tableeg to pay tributes to #ImamHussian(AS) and #MartyrsOfKarbala which I was going to address, barred!,” Mirwaiz added.

Mirwaiz was placed under house arrest in his Nigeen residence early today.

Authorities have imposed strict restrictions in many parts of the city to foil Ashura processions.

The tradition Ashura processions are banned in Srinagar from 1989.