Places of worship closed in Srinagar

The Srinagar administration Thursday ordered closure of all places of worship in the district.

An official said that major shrines, Gurduwaras committees and managements supported the decision of the administration.

Some of the worship places closed include the revered Hazratbal shrine, Naqshband Sahab shrine, Dastageer Sahab shrine and Chattipadshahi Gurduwara.

The official said temples and churches were also brought under the closure order.

Earlier, many religious scholars belonging to different faiths urged people to suspend all religious gathering. Celebrations of Shab-e-Meraj and Navratra were also cancelled after call by respective religious organizations and scholars in view of Covid-19 threat.