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Closing Jamia Masjid reprehensible in all respects: Anjuman Auqaf

A deserted view of Jamia Masjid, as seen from between the door gap. [FPK Photo/Zainab]

Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid Srinagar has expressed its indignation and anger against the authorities for once again preventing the people from performing Friday prayers at the historic Central Jama Masjid Srinagar.

The Anjuman in a statement said that it is regrettable and reprehensible in all respects to impose restrictions only on the Jama Masjid under the guise of COVID-19 pandemic while all other places of worship in Kashmir are open.

“We have repeatedly said that forcibly preventing Muslims in Kashmir from performing their religious rites, especially Friday prayers, is not only tantamount to interference in religion but also deliberately hurting the religious sentiments of the people,” the Anjuman said.

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