Several mosques including historical Jamai Masjid remained out of bounds for people with no Azaan (Call for prayers) said on Friday. Amid curfew and strict restrictions people remained restricted to houses and congregational prayers were not offered in most of the mosques.
“We were not allowed to perform our religious duty. Forces stopped us when we were proceedings towards the mosque. It is a shameful act on part of authorities to stop Muslims from offering their religious duties”, alleged Habba Kadal locals while talking to local news agency KNS.
“Various mosques in downtown area remained under siege and no one was allowed to proceed towards them. It seems the government is committed to ban religious activities of Muslims in valley”, they said. No Friday prayers were offered at Historical Jamia Masjid Srinagar either.
Meanwhile, Kashmir valley was put under strict curfew and strict restrictions on Thursday which continued on Friday. Authorities apprehending violence after killing of Altaf Ahmad Wani, father of three minor daughters allegedly by CRPF, had imposed curfew in Valley.