Friday prayers allowed at Jama Masjid after 10 weeks, Mirwaiz not allowed: Anjuman


Srinagar, Dec 22  : Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid Srinagar said authorities today allowed Friday prayers at the historic Jama Masjid Srinagar after a gap of ten weeks; however, expressed resentment over the administration’s decision of not allowing Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq to perform an important obligation like Friday prayer for the 11th week in a row.

Anjuman in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said Mirwaiz was not allowed to carry out his official religious responsibilities and the authorities did not provide any reason for such restrictions.

Detaining Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir for the eleventh consecutive Friday is a serious concern for Anjuman Auqaf as well as the people whose emotions and sentiments are getting hurt by such arbitrary action of the administration.

Thousands of people come to the historic Jama Masjid Srinagar from across the valley to listen to the sermon of their beloved leader but unfortunately, they have to return deeply disappointed after witnessing either the closure of the grand mosque or the detention of Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir, which is unfortunate, the statement said—(KNO)

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