Centre disrespecting majority sentiment with closure of mosques: Mehbooba

Centre disrespecting majority sentiment with closure of mosques: Mehbooba
The locked gate of Jamia Masjid Srinagar.Aman Farooq/GK

Srinagar: People's Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday accused the Centre of "bias", saying preventing people from offering prayers at mosques and shrines in Kashmir shows the Government of India's "disrespect for the sentiments of the majority community".

Mehbooba was reacting to the continuous closure of a few mosques and shrines in Srinagar, including Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta here, for the past few weeks in the wake of a spike in COVID-19 cases. "Preventing people from offering prayers & obeisance at mosques & shrines in Kashmir shows GOIs disrespect for sentiments of the majority community. Especially at a time when parks & public spaces are open & countless crowded govt functions held through the day. Reeks of bias (sic)," the PDP president wrote on Twitter.

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