Jammu & Kashmir

Friday prayers disallowed at Jamia Masjid yet again, says Anjuman Auqaf

An armed forces personnel stands deployed outside the historic Jamia Masjid. [FPK File Photo/Zainab]

Srinagar: Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid said that once again today, authorities did not allow Friday prayers at the Jama Masjid Srinagar and locked it down, turning away men and women who had come to offer Friday prayers at the masjid, which is very unfortunate.

“This morning the magistrate and police personnel came to Jamia Masjid and informed the staff that no Friday prayers will be allowed today. Later, the main gate of the grand masjid was locked by them,” the Auqaf said in a statement.

It said that people, especially elders, women, and youth from far and wide come to this historic mosque; and finding the masjid repeatedly locked down by authorities causes then a lot of grief, the Auqaf said.

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