Finally, after Three weeks authorities on Friday allowed congregational prayers at historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.
Umar Farooq, the chief cleric, was also released from house detention.
Authorities imposed restrictions in Nowhatta and other areas of Downtown Srinagar during past three Fridays, thus preventing the worshippers from entering the mosque.
A large number of worshippers thronged the Jamia today and offered Friday congregational prayers.
“At #JamaMasjid after 3 weeks of #HouseArrest & restrictions.People undergoing severe hardships as #Kashmir has been converted into a #PoliceState and its #PoliceRaj here as Govt is unleashing more and more repression on both the people & leadership to silence them into submission,” Tweeted Mirwaiz.