Government disallows Friday prayers in Jamia Masjid

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Srinagar

Government on Friday disallowed the congregational prayers at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar by imposing strict restrictions in and around Nowhatta and adjoining areas.

Reports said that men in uniform had locked all gates of the Jamia early today and all roads leading to it were blocked.

Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in and around Jamia in Nowhatta area of the old town, they said.

Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that he was not allowed to even attend the Majlis-e-Tableeg to pay tribute to Imam Hussain (RA).

Taking to social networking site twitter Mirwaiz wrote: “Curbs curfew & HouseArrests continue,even on #Aashura ! No Friday prayers allowed at many mosques in the city including #JamaMasjid by the rulers. Even majlis-e-tableeg to pay tributes to #ImamHussian(AS) and #MartyrsOfKarbala which I was going to address,barred! (SIC).”

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