Authorities on Friday did not allow the mandatory weeklycongregational prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.
Kashmir's head priest and Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz UmarFarooq termed locking down of the Jamia Masjid as 'hurting the sentiments ofthe people'.
"In the holy month of Ramadan also, the biggest mosque ofvalley is locked down and put under seige. Thousands of Muslims are denied theright to pray there. Such measures reflect the rulers utter disdain forpeople's religious rights or hurting their sentiments which is very sad.(sic)," Mirwaiz said in a tweet.