Jammu & Kashmir

No taraweeh, Shab-e-Qadr at Jamia Masjid, Mirwaiz placed under house arrest: Anjuman Auqaf

A closed gate of historic Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area of Srinagar.

Srinagar: The historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar has been closed ahead of the Shab-e-Qadr as authorities have disallowed nigh-long prayers in the Masjid, Anjuman Auqaf said on Saturday.

Auqaf said that following Asr prayers, the authorities closed the gates of Jama Masjid while the police asked people to vacate the mosque premises, as per stateennt issued to KNS.

The statement reads that the Auqaf was informed that the observance of Taraweeh or Shab Khani on the auspicious occasion of Shab-e-Qadr will not be permitted.

Meanwhile, its said Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was again placed under house arrest earlier this afternoon.

Auqaf expressed disappointment over the decision of the authorities and strongly condemned this repressive measure.

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