Authorities disallow Friday prayers at historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar

Authorities disallow Friday prayers at historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar

Srinagar: The authorities on Friday did not allow the congregational Namaz at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.

Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq termed locking down of the Jamia Masjid as ‘hurting the sentiments of the people’.

“In the holy month of Ramadan also, the biggest mosque of valley is locked down and put under seige. Thousands of Muslims are denied the right to pray there. Such measures reflect the rulers utter disdain for people’s religious rights or hurting their sentiments which is very sad. (sic),” Mirwaiz Umar tweeted.

The authorities had locked down the Jamia Masjid and also imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city in view of shutdown called by the Joint Resistance Leadership against the recent killings by government forces in Kashmir.

Earlier, the JRL had asked people to observe shutdown to protest the unfortunate killings and also asked the Imams and to raise their voice against the bloodshed in their Friday sermons.