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Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid bans photography inside mosque, issues other guidelines; details here

Devotees on the laws of historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. [FPK Photo/ Zainab

Srinagar: Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar on Friday requested the visitors to respect the sanctity and observe decorum while visiting the mosque.

“It is not a public park or a recreational facility. So while clicking photographs visitors both local and outsiders should keep this in mind. For professional purposes permission needs to be sought from Anjuman Auqaf before taking any pictures or video of Jamia Masjid,” Auqaf said in a statement.

People should refrain from carrying food items to the mosque, and worshippers both men and women, should use their specific spaces while praying in the mosque, designated for both the genders, it said.

The Auqaf said that the minbar-o-mihrab (pulpit) of the largest place of worship in Kashmir- the historical Central Jama Masjid Srinagar- have fallen silent for the past three and a half years because the authorities have imposed unjustified and unlawful restrictions on Anjuman chief and Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq and put him under house arrest , curbing his religion responsibilities as Mirwaiz .

“Yet again Mirwaiz, who continues to be under illegal and arbitrary house arrest since August 5, 2019, was not allowed to go to Jama Masjid which the Anjuman condemns,” it said.

Meanwhile, Anjuman Auqaf expressed deep grief over the demise of Muhammad Siddique Saudagar, a resident of Haak Bazaar Nowhatta Srinagar who was an pro active and enthusiastic volunteer of the organization and had close ties with the mirwaiz family .

“The Anjuman paid glowing tribute to the deceased for his selfless services and expressed condolence with the bereaved family members, besides praying for Jannat-ul-Firdous to the departed soul,” the statement ends.

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