Srinagar: The Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid Srinagar said that the authorities hurt people’s sentiments by preventing them from fulfilling their religious obligation of praying at historic Jama Masjid Srinagar on Friday.
In a statement, the Anjuman said it was the 24th consecutive Friday when the pulpit and mihrabs of the Jama Masjid were kept silent and also the religious obligation like Jummah prayers could not be performed.
The Anjuman termed it highly unfortunate that while Friday prayers are allowed in all mosques, Khanqahs and imambarahs, the Jama Masjid continues to be selectively targeted.
“This double standard of the rulers is beyond the comprehension of the people,” it added.
The Anjuman has appealed to all civilized nations to use their influence to pressurise the Government of India to open the Jama Masjid for Friday prayers and to ensure the release of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.