SRINAGAR — Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar on Friday said that the authorities did not allow Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid Srinagar and locked it down, turning away men and women who had come to offer prayers at the mosque, which is very unfortunate.
“This morning, the magistrate and police personnel came to Jamia Masjid and informed the staff that no Friday prayers will be allowed. Later, the main gate of the grand masjid was locked by them,” the Anjuman Auqaf said.
It said that people, especially elders, women, and youth from far and wide come to this historic mosque and finding the mosque repeatedly locked down by authorities causes them a lot of grief.
The Anjuman said that its head Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Moulvi Umar Farooq is also kept under continuous house arrest, and not allowed to deliver sermons at the mosque.