For the consecutive third week, the authorities again didn’t allow Friday congregational prayers at historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar. The grand mosque has remained closed for 16 times this year.
Chief cleric Mirwaiz Umar Farooq took to Twitter to condemn the authorities decided to keep the grand mosque closed.
Taking to social networking site Twitter Mirwaiz wrote: “It is for the third consecutive time that congregational prayers have not be allowed and this year Jamia has been closed for 16 times. It’s the 20th day of house detention. At one hand target killing of our youth is being perpetrated and on the other hand, religious rights are being curbed. Even a protest against brutalities is not being allowed.”