Prayers Disallowed in Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid, Islamabad Shuts on Qazi’s Anniversary

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Locals said that authorities locked Jamia Masjid disallowing people from offering Friday prayers on first day of Ramadhan 2015. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)
Locals said that authorities locked Jamia Masjid disallowing people from offering Friday prayers on first day of Ramadhan 2015. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

Taking preventive measures to ensure normalcy, the authorities disallowed obligatory Friday Congregational prayers at historic Jamia Masjid in central Kashmir’s Srinagar. In South Kashmir’s Islamabad, people are observing shutdown to commemorate death anniversary of Qazi Nisar. This is first Friday of Ramadhan 2015.

Reports said that curfew like situation is in place as people were not allowed to move out of their houses to offer prayers.

Authorities disallowed the Sopore march called by Hurriyat amalgams and JKLF to sympathize with families of slain civilians.

Authorities have put in place section 144 till further orders in Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj, Safa Kadal, Parimpora and Maisuma areas of the city.

They put almost all Hurriyat leaders under house arrest while Syed Ali Geelani tried to move out of his house detention, he was arrested by police.

Meanwhile, South Kashmir’s Islamabad district is observing shutdown to commemorate the 21 death anniversary of Qazi Nisar.

Qazi Yasir, son late Qazi Nisar, leading a rally in South Kashmir's Islamabad district to commemorate 21st death anniversary of founder of 'Ummat-e-Islami' on Friday, June 20, 2015.
Qazi Yasir, son of late Qazi Nisar, leading a rally in South Kashmir’s Islamabad district to commemorate 21st death anniversary of founder of ‘Ummat-e-Islami’ on Friday, June 20, 2015.

Founder of socio-religious organization Ummat-e-Islami, which is headed by his son Qazi Yasir now, Nisar was killed by unidentified gunmen on this day in 1994 at Dialgam village in the district.

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