Jamia Masjid Closed For Second Straight Friday

Authorities on Friday continued to disallow the Friday congregational prayers for the second consecutive week at the historic Jamia Masjid in Old city area of Srinagar.

All the four gates of the historic Masjid remained closed, witnesses said.

Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman and Jamia Masjid’s head cleric, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq also remained under house arrest and was not allowed to address the congregational prayers at the grand Masjid.
Mirwaiz in a tweet said that the people here were made hostages in their homes by imposing curfew.

He said that there was no law in the land except the law of state might.

“2nd consecutive Juma &15th of the year when Friday prayers barred at #JamaMasjid.Strict curfew imposed,people made hostages in their own homes in #ShahreKhas. No peaceful expression of protest against atrocities &injustices allowed,No law in the land except the law of #StateMight,” Mirwaiz tweeted. (KNS)

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