Fearing protests, authorities bar Friday prayers at historic Jamia Masjid in Kashmir capital

Fearing anti-US protests, the authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have disallowed congregational Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar.
Fearing protests, authorities bar Friday prayers at historic Jamia Masjid in Kashmir capital
Fearing protests, authorities bar Friday prayers at historic Jamia Masjid in Kashmir capital

Fearing anti-US protests, the authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have disallowed congregational Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar.

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 Nowhatta besides Safa Kadal and MR Gunj in Downtown Srinagar 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 yesterday.

In a tweet, Mirwaiz slammed the authorities for what he said 'shameful operating procedure' to impose restrictions and disallowing Muslims from offering Friday prayers.

Joint Resistance Leadership of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik has called for peaceful protests after Friday prayers against the US move to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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