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 […]

Mirwaiz unwell

Mirwaiz unwell

Srinagar: Kashmir’s chief priest and Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been unwell and couldn’t give the Friday sermon at Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid today. Mirwiaz is suffering from high fever and couldn’t attend Jamia where he leads prayers and delivers sermons on Friday. Apart from his religious duties, the Mirwaiz is also one […]

Shab-e-Baraat observed with religious fervor at Jamia Masjid

Shab-e-Baraat observed with religious fervor at Jamia Masjid

Srinagar: Shab-e-Baraat (Night of Absolution) was observed across the sub-continent, with great religious fervor. In Kashmir, the largest congregation was held at the historic Jama Masjid Srinagar were thousands of men and women prayed towards the almighty seeking forgiveness for their sins. The gathering was addressed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who threw light on the […]

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 […]

Friday prayers allowed at Jamia after three weeks

Friday prayers allowed at Jamia after three weeks

We won’t bow down to New Delhi: Mirwaiz ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: The government lifted curbs on Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar after three weeks, allowing Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman and Kashmir’s chief cleric Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to deliver the traditional Friday sermon at the mosque. Speaking from the pulpit of the […]

Hurriyat (M) condemns continuous siege of Jamia Masjid

Hurriyat (M) condemns continuous siege of Jamia Masjid

Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq condemned the siege of Jamia Masjid for the second consecutive week, imposing curfew in many areas of Srinagar, and barring Mirwaiz from offering prayers and delivering the religious Friday sermon at the Grand Mosque. Hurriyat in a statement said that on the call of Joint Resistance leadership […]

Attempt to Desecrate the Pulpit of Jamia Masjid is Unacceptable

Attempt to Desecrate the Pulpit of Jamia Masjid is Unacceptable

By Owais Bhat Jama Masjid (the grand mosque) of Kashmir at Nowhatta, in the middle of the old city has been built by Sultan Sikandar Shah Kashmiri Shahmiri in 1394 CE, under the order of Mir Mohmmad Hamadani, son of Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani. Sultan Sikandar’s son Zain-ul-Abidin extended the Jama Masjid by including the […]

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