Jammu & Kashmir

‘Extremely unfortunate’: Anjuman Auqaf condemns continuous closure of historic Jamia Masjid

A closed gate of Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area of Srinagar. [FPK Photo/Vikar Syed.]

Srinagar: Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid Srinagar has expressed strong resentment over the decision by authorities to once again disallow Friday prayers at historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar for the 20th straight week.

While condemning the ‘police action’, the Auqaf said in a statement said that it is unable to understand that on the one hand, all the places of worship, mosques, shrines, Imambargahs, and Khanqahs in Jammu and Kashmir are open for Friday prayers, but only Jama Masjid Srinagar continues to be ‘selectively’ banned and restricted from holding Friday prayers, which is ‘extremely unfortunate and incomprehensible’.

This behaviour of the rulers is ‘tantamount to sheer interference’ in religion and hurting the religious sentiments and feelings of Muslims, which is unacceptable, the Auqaf said.

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