Repeated closure of Jamia Masjid highly condemnable: Anjuman Auqaf

Women gather and offer prayers outside the locked door of Jamia Masjid to mark their protest. [FPK File Photo/Zainab]

Srinagar: Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid Friday said that the authorities disallowed the congregational Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid Srinagar again.

“Deployment of forces was carried out since early morning in the area. When gates of the mosque were opened in the morning by Auqaf employees, forces stopped them and informed them that prayer will not be allowed today,” Anjuman said in a statement.

Anjuman said that repeated and deliberate closure of the central Jama Masjid for Friday prayers, by the authorities is highly condemnable.

Muslims of the valley denounce this injustice and interference in their religious obligations in strongest terms, the Anjuman said and registered strong protest.

It also decried the continued arbitrary house arrest of its president Mirwaiz Umar Farooq since Aug 5 2019.


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