Taraweeh, Shab-e-Qadr disallowed at Jamia Masjid Srinagar; Mirwaiz placed under house arrest: Anjuman Auqaf

SRINAGAR (KIMS) — Ahead of Shab-e-Qadr, the authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have disallowed night long prayers at Jamia Masjid Srinagar, Anjuman Auqaf said on Saturday.

Anjuman Auqaf, the management body of the Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta Srinagar in a statement said, “Following Asr prayers, the authorities closed the gates of Jamia Masjid while the police asked people to vacate the mosque premises.”

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

Meanwhile, the statement said, “Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was again placed under house arrest earlier this afternoon. Anjuman Auqaf expresses profound disappointment at the decision of the authorities and strongly condemns this repressive measure.”

The authorities had also disallowed Congregational prayers at Jamia Masjid Srinagar on the eve of Jummat-ul-Vida, the last Friday of Ramadan and had placed Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest for the fifth consecutive year. — (KIMS)