No Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid in Kashmir capital

Authorities have disallowed congregational Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar in view of call for protests by the Joint Resistance Leadership against the decision of the United States to declare United Jihad Council chief Syed Salahuddin as a “global terrorist”.
No Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid in Kashmir capital
Photo: Aman Farooq/GK

Authorities have disallowed congregational Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar in view of call for protests by the Joint Resistance Leadership against the decision of the United States to declare United Jihad Council chief Syed Salahuddin as a "global terrorist".

All gates of Jamia Masjid were locked by government forces while all roads leading to the historic mosque were blocked with concertina wires.

Curfew was imposed in the area to prevent people from assembling at the mosque.

Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who addresses the faithful every Friday was placed under house detention. 

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