After 30 weeks closure, Govt mulls to reopen historic Jamia Masjid for prayers

SRINAGAR — The government is mulling to reopen the historic Jamia Masjid in Old City area of Nowhatta for prayers.

The Masjid remained closed for the mandatory congregational prayers for 30 straight weeks.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) told KNO that the government is considering to reopen the historic Jamia Masjid in the next week.

Meanwhile, IGP Kashmir and Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir today visited the historic Masjid to review the arrangements. The duo also held meeting in this regard with Imam Jamia and Secretary Auqaf Jamia Masjid.

Pertinently, the Masjid was closed for the mandatory prayers due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Also, the head cleric of Jamia Masjid Mirwaiz Umar Farooq continues to remain closed, who gives Friday sermons at the pulpit of the historic Masjid. — (KNO)