Gate Locked, Prayers Barred: Anjuman Auqaf Reports Shab-E-Baraat Prohibition At Jamia Masjid

SRINAGAR: On Tuesday, the Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid reported that authorities have prohibited Shab-e-Baraat prayers at the Jamia Masjid in Kashmir. The main mosque of the region had its gates locked, leaving thousands of worshippers unable to pray. The Anjuman stated that officials from the police and administration arrived at Jama Masjid Nowhatta at 5:30 pm and informed them that, as per the orders of DC Srinagar, no Shab-e-Barat prayers would be permitted to take place at Jama Masjid that day. The Hurriyat Conference tweeted about the incident, condemning the disallowance of prayers at Jama Masjid Srinagar

The tweet strongly protests the authorities’ highhandedness, calling it a clear violation and interference with the religious rights of the people. Earlier in the day, the Anjuman announced that Isha prayers would take place at the historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar at 10:00 pm, followed by night-long prayers. The Anjuman also demanded the release of chief cleric Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who has remained under house detention since August 5, 2019.


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