Prayers suspended in Wakf-affiliated mosques, shrines in Kashmir

No display of holy relics on upcoming Mehraj-ul-Alam celebrations
Prayers suspended in Wakf-affiliated mosques, shrines in Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Wakf Board on Saturday announced suspension of regular prayers at its affiliated mosques and shrines as a preventive measure to contain the spread of deadly coronavirus disease.

"In view of the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), declared as "Pandemic" by the World Health Organization and as a preventive measure to contain the spread of the virus in Kashmir Valley and subsequent the imposition of restrictions under Section 144 Crpc by the District Administration concerned, it is hereby ordered to suspend regular prayers in shrines / mosques affiliated with the Wakaf Board and displaying of Holy Relic (PBUH) on the occasion of Mehrai-ul-Alam (SAW) celebrations," the Wakf Board, said in an order, issued today.

Four persons – three in Jammu and one in Srinagar – have so far tested positive for the novel disease, prompting the authorities to impose prohibitory orders on the movement of people in the newly-carved union territory.

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