Jammu & Kashmir

Jummat-ul-Vida payers disallowed at Jamia Masjid Srinagar, says Anjuman Auqaf

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

Srinagar: The managing body of the Jamia Masjid Srinagar on Friday said that the authorities have disallowed “Jummat-ul-vida” congregational prayers at the historic mosque.

“District Magistrate and police officials visited Jamia Masjid in the morning at 9.30 am and asked the management to lock the gates of the Masjid as the administration had decided that Jummat-ul-vida prayers will not be allowed at the Masjid,” Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid said in a statement.

“Anjuman strongly resents this move of the authorities causing great distress to lakhs of Muslims who traditionally come from all parts of the valley to offer prayers on the last and greatly blessed Friday of Ramzan in Jamia Masjid where offering prayers on last Friday has great significance,” the statement added.

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