Jamia Masjid sealed, Mirwaiz placed under house arrest ahead of Friday prayers

Jamia Masjid sealed, Mirwaiz placed under house arrest ahead of Friday prayers
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Srinagar: Authorities on Friday morning sealed historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.

Witnesses said that heavy deployment of forces has been deployed in strength at Nowhatta to prevent devotees from reaching the Jamia Masjid to offer congregational prayers on Friday.

Meanwhile, authorities also placed Kashmir’s chief cleric Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest since Friday morning.

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Mirwaiz delivers the congregational Friday sermon at the historic mosque.