Awantipora residents demand firewood for Masjid
Awantipore: The residents of Awantipora have complained that authorities hadn’t provided any firewood for Central Jamia Masjid, Kaigam.
The government, according to the locals, used to supply firewood to all the Central and local Masjids in winter under Hamam Supply. “The Forest officers at Awantipora depot treat us indifferently. The Masjid is registered and is having full documents as per the rule of the department. Despite a large stock lying in the depot for years, the authorities are not supplying it to us,” they said.
The locals said that they contacted the authorities several times, but were not heeded. “Other Masjids have already received the stock due to their approach with the authorities, but we are suffering immensely,” the locals said, adding that those coming for prayers were performing ablutions with cold water.
Major religious congregations are held in the Central Masjid. “We appeal to the authorities of forest department to take action immediately; or face agitation,” they added.
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