Valley shuts on JRL call, situation in Pattan peaceful

Valley shuts on JRL call, situation in Pattan peaceful

SRINAGAR: Markets, business establishments and public transport closed down across Kashmir valley on Friday on the call of the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik. The trio had called for the shutdown to protest against civilian killings in the holy month of Ramadan. The government had already […]

Jamia locked down again, curbs imposed in downtown

Jamia locked down again, curbs imposed in downtown

Srinagar: Government authorities on Friday disallowed weekly Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid here and put Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest. Government forces blocked all routes leading to the mosque and sealed all the gates of the mosque. Policemen were seen questioning bystanders and anyone who tried to move towards the mosque. The […]

Prayers barred at Jamia, Mirwaiz detained

Prayers barred at Jamia, Mirwaiz detained

Srinagar: Government forces on Friday foiled Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s scheduled programme to give the Ashura sermon, by detaining him at his Nigeen residence. The authorities also disallowed congregational Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. Mirwaiz, according to the spokesperson of Hurriyat (M), was scheduled to deliver the annual Ashura sermon at Alam […]

Cops in civvies detain youth at Nowhatta

Cops in civvies detain youth at Nowhatta

Srinagar: Policemen adopted the guise of civilian protesters outside the Jamia Masjid on Friday to arrest four youths during stone-pelting and clashes that began immediately after the culmination of Friday congregation prayers. The arrests took place when scores of youths, immediately after the congregational prayers concluded, assembled in the compound of Jamia Masjid and started […]

Hurriyat (M) condemns house arrest of Mirwaiz, lockdown of Jamia Masjid

Hurriyat (M) condemns house arrest of Mirwaiz, lockdown of Jamia Masjid

Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference (M) on Friday condemned the house arrest of its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other pro-freedom leaders by the authorities. In a statement, a spokesperson of amalgam said, “Preventing faithful for offering mandatory Friday prayers at Kashmir’s grand mosque Jama Masjid for the 11th time this year, imposing curfew like restrictions […]

‘Frequent closure of Jamia Masjid hurts people’s sentiments’

‘Frequent closure of Jamia Masjid hurts people’s sentiments’

SRINAGAR: Mutahida Masjlis-e-Ulema (MMU) and Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid (AAJM) have denounced the disallowing of congregational Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid for the 10th time this year. In a joint statement issued here, MMU and AAJM strongly protested the frequent closure of “Kashmir’s religious and spiritual centre”, saying it not only hurts the […]

Mirwaiz, Malik detained, Jamia locked

Mirwaiz, Malik detained, Jamia locked

Srinagar: The government on Friday detained the top resistance leadership as well as activists of all the major resistance organisations either in their house or in police stations. While Syed Ali Geelani continues to remain under house detention since 2010, his aide and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairperson Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai also continues to be under house detention […]

Clashes at Nowhatta

Clashes at Nowhatta

Srinagar: Clashes between youth and government forces took place once again in Nowhatta after Friday prayers concluded at the historic Jamia Masjid. Scores of youth carrying Pakistani, Jaish-e-Muhammad and Islamic flags marched towards police station Nowhatta raising pro-freedom slogans. Eyewitnesses said that a posse of police intercepted the youth 100 meters ahead of the police […]

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