SRINAGAR (KIMS) — The authorities once again disallowed the Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar and also put Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Dr. Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq, who delivers the Friday sermon at the Jamia Masjid under house detention, Anjuman Auqaf said on Friday.
The Anjuman said that the authorities do not provide any reason for these restrictions and curbs.
The Anjuman Auqaf, the management body of the Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area of the Srinagar’s statement came after the Jammu and Kashmir administration did not allow the Friday prayers at historic Jamia Masjid for the 10th consecutive week.
Meanwhile, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq strongly condemned the repeated closure of the Jamia Masjid on Fridays and his arbitrary on off detention, including on Fridays.
He said that all claims of so called normalcy by rulers fall flat by such anti people measures.
He said that he fails to understand why the central Jamia Masjid was being targeted again and again unless it is to cause grief to Muslims of the valley and show them their place in “naya Kashmir“ .
He said that the in charge rulers should stop playing with the religious sentiments of the Muslims and let them offer prayers in their mosques without hindrance. — (KIMS)